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15 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit

Rem Lucas Koolhaas born on 17 November 1944. He is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist, and Professor in the Practice of Architecture and Urban Design. Meanwhile, he is Graduated from the School of Design at Harvard University. He is often referred to as a representative of Deconstructivism and is the author of Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Hence, Here are 20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit.

1.  CMG Headquarter, China

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
A perspective view – CMG Headquarter

Year: 2012
Type: Skyscraper
Location: East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road, Beijing, China

Firstly, the China Media Group Headquarters is a 112 m (367 ft), 27-story-tall office tower and television complex. Located at 11 Fuxin Road in Haidian District, Beijing, China. However, Construction began in 1983 and was completed in 1986 with the official opening in 1987. Secondly, It was named CCTV Headquarters or CCTV Building at the time was truly initiated in 1988. The pinnacle filled in as the headquarters for China Media Group since 2018. And it previously filled in as the headquarters for China Central Television until 2013. After that, the new headquarters was officially inaugurated on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road, some 15 km (9.3 mi) to the east.

2. Casa da Música, Portugal

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
Facade View – Casa da Música

Year: 2005
Type: Theatre
Location: Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória

The Casa da Música is a concert hall whose architect is Rem Koolhaas, which is located in Porto, Portugal in 2005. Designed to check the festive year of 2001 in which the city of Porto was assigned European Capital of Culture, it was the main structure in Portugal pointed from its origination to be only devoted to music, either in open exhibitions or in the field of masterful preparing and creation.

3. Seattle Central Library

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
Exterior View – Seattle Central Library

Year: 2004
Type: Public Library
Location: 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington

Meanwhile, the Seattle Central Library is the flagship of the Seattle Public Library framework. Meanwhile, the 11-story (185 feet or 56.9 meters high) glass and steel building in midtown Seattle, Washington in 2004. Subsequently, Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus of OMA/LMN were the central planners, and Magnusson Klemencic Associates was the structural engineer with Arup. Arup additionally gave mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering, just as fire/life wellbeing, security, IT and interchanges, and general media counseling. Hoffman Construction Company of Portland, Oregon, was the overall project worker.

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4. Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
A View from the roadway – Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre

Year: 2004
Type: Public
Location: Berlin, Germany

The Netherlands Embassy is a disciplined cube with equally disciplined irregularities. Which aims to facilitate a better understanding of Berlin, confronting divergent ideas about how the city, with its complexity, heaviness, opacity, and beauty, should build/rebuild. However, traditional planning rules of the previous West Berlin requested that new structures in the area (the Roldandufer in Mitte) reflect the nearby nineteenth-century engineering style. Planning officials in the former East Berlin were more open to innovation. As a result, OMA combined an obedient approach (strictly fulfilling the block’s perimeter) with a disobedient one (building an isolated cube).

5. De Rotterdam

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
Front Elevation – De Rotterdam

Year: 2013
Type: Residence, Office, Leisure
Location: Rotterdam (Wilhelmina Pier)

Firstly, De Rotterdam is a building on the Wilhelmina pier in Rotterdam, designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1998. Secondly, The location of this complex is between the KPN Tower and Rotterdam Cruise Terminal. Which was finalized at the end of 2013. In addition, On 21 November 2013, the region of Rotterdam, as the biggest client, get the keys. Thirdly, The plan gives space to workplaces, an inn, and condos. Meanwhile, 44 stories add up to an absolute floor space territory of around 160,000 m², making it the biggest structure in the Netherlands.

6. 121 East 22nd, New York

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
A view from exterior – 121 East & 22nd street

Type: Mixed use
Location: New York

Meanwhile, 121 East 22nd is a building under development by the American company Toll Brothers. However, It is the first building in New York City designed by Rem Koolhaas’s architectural firm OMA.

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7. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
Front Elevation – Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Year: 2008
Type: Art Museum
Location: Moscow, Russia

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a redesign of the 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) café, a pre-assembled solid structure that has been forsaken for over twenty years. However, OMA’s plan for the 5,400 m2 building remembers presentation exhibitions for two levels. Firstly, an innovative place for youngsters, secondly is a shop, café, hall, workplaces, and rooftop porch.

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8. Torre Bicentenario

20 Famous works of Architect Rem Koolhaas you must visit
A perspective view – Torre Bicentenario

Year: 2007
Type: Commercial
Location: Pedregal 24, Molino del Rey, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City

The Torre Bicentenario was a skyscraper project design to construct in Mexico City. Meanwhile, If it built, at 300 meters tall, it would surpass the Torre Mayor as the holder of the title of Tallest Building in Mexico and the same height as the highest building in Latin America.

9. Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

An exterior View –  Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

Year: 2009
Type: Theatre
Location: Dallas Arts District, 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, United States

However, The Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre is a theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, is located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Thus, It is one of four venues that comprise the AT&T Performing Arts Center and was dedicated on October 12, 2009.

10. Serpentine Galleries, London

Front View – Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Year:  2006
Type: Art Galleries
Location: Kensington Gardens, London, W2, United Kingdom

The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Central London. Firstly, Serpentine Gallery and secondly, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, are within five minutes’ walk of each other, linked by the bridge over the Serpentine Lake from which the galleries get their names. Meanwhile, their exhibitions, architecture, education, and public programs attract up to 1.2 million visitors a year. As a result, Admission to both galleries is free.

11. Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, US

An exterior view – Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

Year: 2002
Type: Museum
Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Moreover, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum was a museum owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. It was located in The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Meanwhile, it was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and opened on October 7, 2001. The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum added three more collections and exhibits subsequent to its opening. As a result, it was a collaboration agreement between the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia, and the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, and its exhibitions featured works held by both institutions.

12. Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Netherland

A perspective view from front – Kunsthal

Year: 1993
Type: Art Museum
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

The museum is located in the Museumpark of Rotterdam next to the Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam, and also in the vicinity of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The entrance to the Kunsthal is from the Westzeedijk. Wim van Krimpen was its first director.

The Kunsthal has no permanent collection but organizes a wide range of temporary exhibits. Moreover, the large space available 3,300 m2 (36,000 sq ft) allows various exhibits in parallel. The range of exhibitions presented at the Kunsthal ranges from 20th-century masters to current contemporary art movements.

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13. Nederlands Dans Theater

Front View – Nederlands Dans Theater

Year: 1988
Type: Dance Theatre
Location: The Hague, Netherland

Nederlands Dans Theater is a Dutch contemporary dance company. NDT is headquartered at the Lucent Danstheater in The Hague. In addition to the Lucent Danstheater, NDT performs at other venues in the Netherlands, including Amsterdam’s Het Muziektheater and Nijmegen’s Stadsschouwburg.

14. Euralille, France

Exterior View – Euralille

Location: France

However, Euralille is an urban quarter in the center of Lille, France. Conceived as a major European business district in the 1980s, it is strategically located at the intersection of the high-speed railway lines linking. Meanwhile, these linkings are Paris, Brussels, and London, and incorporates the Gare de Lille Europe and Gare de Lille Flandres railway stations. Meanwhile, the master plan was commissioned in 1988 to the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) led by Rem Koolhaas.

15. Milstein Hall at Cornell University

20 Works of Rem Koolhaas Every Architect should visit - Milstein Hall at Cornell University
Side View – Milstein Hall at Cornell University

Year: 2011
Type: Student Hall
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA

Milstein Hall, the new 25,000 sqf flexible studio space at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) in upstate New York, was opened last month for students.  The first new building in over 100 years for the AAP, the design by OMA was led by partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas in collaboration with associate Ziad Shehab.

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