Opening of Observation Deck Marks Completion of Büro Ole Scheeren’s MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok

Nov 26, 2018  |  Bangkok, Thailand

The highly anticipated opening of MahaNakhon’s Observation Deck marks the completion of Thailand’s tallest building and a new architectural landmark for its capital city. MahaNakhon, which translates as “great metropolis”, has transformed Bangkok’s skyline and its striking silhouette stands as an emblem of the city’s rising status as a global metropolis. At 314 metres above the ground, the Observation Deck offers spectacular 360 degree views of the bustling urban landscape and Chao P...
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Büro Ole Scheeren unveils design for residential twin towers in Vancouver

Jul 03, 2018

‘Barclay Village’ in Vancouver’s vibrant West End is a sensitive insertion into an existing neighborhood and marks Büro Ole Scheeren’s ongoing engagement in creating new architectural typologies that promote social cohesiveness in dense urban contexts. Located at the midpoint between Vancouver’s bustling Davie and Robson Villages, Ole Scheeren’s design draws inspiration from the texture and scale of the surrounding urban fabric and folds the typologies of the two historic ...
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Büro Ole Scheeren completes DUO twin towers in Singapore

Mar 06, 2018  |  Singapore

DUO, a large scale sculpted ensemble of two towers marks up a historic joint venture development between the governments of Malaysia and Singapore. Recently completed at a ceremony with the Prime Ministers from the two states, DUO symbolizes the symbiotic relationship between the two Southeast-Asian countries. ...
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Announcing Empire City, Büro Ole Scheeren’s landscaped high-rise ensemble for Vietnams next generation

Nov 15, 2017

Empire City, a spectacular ensemble of high-rise towers and public spaces, marks Büro Ole Scheeren’s expansion into Vietnam. Sculpting a symbiotic vision of nature and living within the space of the city, this ensemble of three skyscrapers will soar high above a mountain-shaped, garden-like podium, reaching a height of 333 meters with the central Empire 88 Tower. ...
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Building the Future in Frankfurt

Sep 24, 2017  |  Frankfurt

RIVERPARK Tower, a spectacular residential high-rise project in Frankfurt, marks the first project by Büro Ole Scheeren to be built in Europe. Commissioned by GEG German Estate Group AG, the project is prominently located on the banks of the river Main, and will emerge through the conversion of an existing office building. With a height of almost 100 meters, it will offer sweeping views of the city’s striking skyline and its riverbank, creating an entirely new quality of l...
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CNN Style interviews Ole Scheeren on Dean & DeLuca STAGE

Dec 08, 2016

STAGE, a chef-led global fast food concept for Dean & DeLuca is launched and operated throughout the duration of Design Miami as its main and sole food partner. CNN Style visits the STAGE and talks to Ole Scheeren. "It was about celebrating ingredients, celebrating the making of food. This is a machine to produce the food, but (done in) a very human and humanly interactive way." Scheeren says of the idea and describes his design. For more information: ...
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Dean & DeLuca and Ole Scheeren unveil “STAGE” at Design Miami 2016

Nov 29, 2016  |  Miami

Dean & DeLuca, the legendary New York gourmet market and leading international purveyor of fine food, today unveiled a prototype for its new chef-led fast food concept at Design Miami. “STAGE” designed by internationally renowned architect Ole Scheeren, is a pristine, magical object that celebrates food as a lively cultural and social experience — its preparation, presentation and the people around it. With openings planned for 2017 in key north American cities, the introduction of thi...
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Dean & DeLuca announces collaboration with architect Ole Scheeren

Oct 14, 2016

STAGE to debut at Design Miami/ 2016 14th October 2016: Dean & DeLuca, the legendary New York gourmet market and leading international purveyor of fine food, today announced its partnership with one of the world’s most innovative architects, Ole Scheeren, which will see a prototype of his design for a unique food retail concept – titled “Stage” – unveiled at Design Miami/ 2016. This exciting new collaboration fuses the authority of Dean & DeLuca with the creative force of...
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CNN Style interviews Ole Scheeren on MahaNakhon

Jul 04, 2016  |  Bangkok

Being the tallest building in Thailand, MahaNakhon turns into a new icon of Bangkok. CNN Style visits the building with Ole Scheeren. "MahaNakhon is a vision of a tower that is very much about process, about becoming, about developing," Scheeren says of the building and describes his design in the film. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren talks to CNBC Managing Asia on The Interlace

Jul 01, 2016  |  SINGAPORE

CNBC Managing Asia is a prominent interview program featuring business leaders. The program explores the concept behind the buildings designs and what Ole Scheeren hopes to achieve, his experience on building CCTV and his thoughts about the architecture market in Asia. For more information: For more...
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Berliner Rathaus-Dialog on “city of tomorrow”

Jun 29, 2016  |  Berlin

Initiated by Berlin Governing Mayor Michael Müller, the Rathaus-Dialog (City Hall Dialogue) is a new podium discussion taking place several times a year to focus on various urban topics. Ole Scheeren was invited to participate with his international expertise on Future city Life along with other Germany based architects. For more information:
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The Straits Times Life section features Ole Scheeren on cover story

Jun 18, 2016  |  SINGAPORE

With the topping out of DUO in May, Ole Scheeren inspected the construction site of DUO, where The Straits Times journalist conducted the interview. The article with the title “An eye for the Unusual” explores the architecture vision and design approach of Ole Scheeren. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren’s TED Talk now live

Jan 14, 2016

In September last year, Ole Scheeren was invited to give a talk for TED about the ideas that shape the office’s designs. The talk is now online: Ole Scheeren challenges in his TED talk the famous utilitarian principle of “form follows function” by p...
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The Interlace wins World Building of the Year

Nov 06, 2015  |  SINGAPORE

The Interlace has won the coveted World Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival 2015, considered the Oscars of the architectural world. WAF Director Paul Finch lauded the project, saying "The Interlace is blazing a trail with an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking. The project presents an alternative way of thinking about developments which might otherwise become generic tower clusters. It's a proposition which is fertile". The project was awarded to...
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Büro Ole Scheeren expands with new offices
in Berlin and Bangkok

Nov 02, 2015

In recognition of its growing international portfolio, Büro Ole Scheeren announces the expansion of its office structure with the opening of two new studios in Berlin and Bangkok. To mark its 5th year anniversary and conduct projects across East Asia, Europe and North America, essential positions to the management team are being appointed including a new CFO and a new partner. “It has been a very productive initial five years of Buro-OS and I’m excited to open two new o...
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Bangkok Rising, a speech at the CTBUH 2015 International Conference in New York

Oct 26, 2015  |  NEW YORK

MahaNakhon, the tallest building in Bangkok approaches completion, and is featured in this year’s CTBUH conference. With the theme “Bangkok Rising”, Ole Scheeren outlines the design philosophy of the tower and presents MahaNakhon as an architectural prototype that generates shared spaces of social interaction and manifests the creation of spaces not only within, but through and around its specific urban context, describing the project’s capacity to direct the dialogue of tall buildings t...
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Ole Scheeren speaks at ZKM

Oct 15, 2015  |  KARLSRUHE

In conjunction with the city of Karlsruhe’s 300th anniversary, Ole Scheeren is invited by the Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe to join the Karlsruhe Forum interdisciplinary conference to give a talk on “Architecture for the City of the Future” and join the panel discussion “Urban Worlds – Home of the Future” in ZKM, Center for Arts and Media Karlsruhe. The symposium highlights the urban habitat, demographic change, and the forward-looking demands for ecological and economic sustainabil...
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Ole Scheeren speaks at Architectural Association (AA)

Oct 13, 2015  |  LONDON

Invited by the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, Ole Scheeren talks about his works with a lecture titled Connective Architecture(s) as part of the school’s “What’s Next” Public Programme lecture series. Ole Scheeren graduated from the Architectural Association and was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal. His former tutor Carlos Villaneuva Brandt moderates the lecture. For more information: http://www.aaschoo...
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Irish Architecture Foundation hosts an event with Ole Scheeren

Oct 01, 2015  |  DUBLIN

The Irish Architecture Foundation invites Ole Scheeren as the third speaker in its NEWNOWNEXT Agents for Change 2015 series. NEWNOWNEXT brings world leading architects to Dublin to discuss innovative research, design, and the transformation of the built environment. The NEWNOWNEXT Series explores how architecture can respond to the changing economy, society and culture in 2015 and beyond, and aims to bring the most innovative architects to Irish and international audiences to introduce new ideas...
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Ole Scheeren gives keynote speech at the 5th Future of Cities Forum

Sep 14, 2015  |  BEIJING

The annual Future of Cities Forum brings together city councilors, urban planners, researchers, practitioners and representatives of civil society to discuss key challenges and solutions for Regenerative Urban Development. This year, the Forum focuses on the UN Sustainable Development goals for cities. Ole Scheeren was invited as a practitioner to give a keynote speech on his thinking of city development.
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Ole Scheeren is featured in THE PEAK Magazine cover

Aug 01, 2015  |  HONG KONG

THE PEAK Magazine Hong Kong run a feature on Top Designers in Profile and selected Ole Scheeren as the cover story with title “The New Star Architect on Breaking Out in Asia”. View full article
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The Interlace awarded with “ICONIC AWARDS 2015 – Best of Best”

Jul 15, 2015  |  FRANKFURT

Under the auspices of the German Design Council, the jury of ICONIC AWARDS 2015 has chosen The Interlace project to receive the “Best of Best” in the category Architecture > Domestic, which includes prefab buildings, detached homes, landscape planning, garden planning and landscape, architecture, etc. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren speaks at What Design Can Do!

May 22, 2015  |  AMSTERDAM

Formed in 2011 by a group of designers from various fields, What Design Can Do is an international platform about the power of design. Ole Scheeren is invited to talk about some of the projects and the ideas behind. For more information:
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Büro Ole Scheeren unveils design for Guardian Art Center in Beijing

Mar 09, 2015  |  BEIJING

Located in close proximity to the Forbidden City, construction is underway on the new headquarters of China’s oldest art auction house. Embedded in the historic fabric of central Beijing, the building will form a new hybrid institution between museum, event space, and cultural lifestyle center. For more information: Project information:...
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Ole Scheeren speaks at TEDx Shanghai Salons

Jan 17, 2015  |  SHANGHAI

Invited by Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), An NGO accelerating the greening of China, Ole Scheeren talks about the eco-livable cities with the design of two projects in Singapore as case studies.
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Ole Scheeren speaks at 2014 CTBUH Conference

Nov 17, 2014  |  SHANGHAI

CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) invited Ole Scheeren to speak on “Rethinking the Skyscraper”. Under the topic of “Space Formations”, Ole Scheeren presents a series of architectural prototypes that generate shared spaces of communal and social interaction and manifest the creation of spaces not only within, but through and around tall buildings in an urban context. For more information: ww...
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The Urban Habitat Award for The Interlace

Nov 10, 2014

Tiang Wah Eng (Vice-President, CapitaLand) and Ole Scheeren receive the Urban Habitat Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in a ceremony in Chicago. For more information: CTBUH Awards Ceremony
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Ole Scheeren joins a panel discussion at Frankfurt Book Fair

Oct 08, 2014  |  FRANKFURT

Ole Scheeren joins a panel discussion with the topic "'The City as a Challenge", which inaugurates this year’s Weltempfang "Urban Life and Megacities" at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The event is co-hosted by the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and opend by Andreas Görgen, head of the Cultural Department of the Federal Foreign Office. For more information:
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Keynote Opening Lecture at World Architecture Festival

Oct 01, 2014  |  SINGAPORE

Ole Scheeren opens the World Architecture Festival with this year’s theme “Architects and the City”. His speech responses to “a perspective on the relationship between architects, architecture and urbanism, in a world changed utterly by the wave of city-building which is defining and transforming life in the 21st century.” For more information:
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Lecture at World Economic Forum

Sep 10, 2014  |  TIANJIN, CHINA

Ole Scheeren participates in the World Economic Forum in China and speaks about “Redesigning Urban Life”. Together with artist Daan Roosegaarde, they explore the radical changes in urban design that are transforming the way we live.  
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The Interlace by OMA / Ole Scheeren wins
global Urban Habitat Award

Jun 27, 2014

“The Interlace” by OMA / Ole Scheeren wins global Urban Habitat Award Jun 27, 2014 The Interlace in Singapore, a large-scale residential development by CapitaLand Singapore, has been chosen by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in Chicago as the winner of the inaugural worldwide Urban Habitat Award 2014 in recognition of its groundbreaking contributions to the urban realm and social sustainability. Ole Scheeren’s design generates an ext...
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Connective Architecture(s)

Jun 26, 2014  |  FRANKFURT

Ole Scheeren talks about the topic of 'Connective Architecture(s)' in Städel Architecture Class, which is a post-graduate Master of Arts program in Advanced Architectural Design. The Class invites international renowned architects to provide a lecture series to the students. For more  
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Lecture at City of the Future – Future of the City

Jun 25, 2014  |  STUTTGART

Ole Scheeren talks about the rapid development of mega-cities in Asia at the conference "City of the Future - Future of the City". The conference debates on urban development and provides information on outstanding projects and innovative solutions. For more information:
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Keynote speech at Heinze ArchitekTOUR

Jun 24, 2014

Under the theme “Heinze ArchitekTOUR - Architecture and Passion”, Ole Scheeren was invited to talk about his fascination for Architecture and design. The first ArchitekTOUR in 2010 was thematically inspired by the football World Cup. In this fifth tour, it accompanies the World Cup in Brasil by touring through six football stadiums in Germany. Ole Scheeren speaks at the Allianz Arena, Munich. For more information:...
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Büro Ole Scheeren wins joint first prize in competition
for new Axel Springer media headquarters in Berlin

Feb 11, 2014

Büro Ole Scheeren wins joint first prize in competition for new Axel Springer media headquarters in Berlin Dec 16, 2013 German architect Ole Scheeren has been selected as one of the winners of the architecture competition for the future media campus of Axel Springer SE, one of Germany’s most influential and dynamic media enterprises, next to Rem Koolhaas/OMA, Bjarke Ingels/BIG. Ole Scheeren’s design for the 60,000 square meter complex in Berlin presents a c...
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CCTV Wins “Best Tall Building Worldwide” Award

Nov 12, 2013

The CCTV Headquarters in Beijing wins “Best Tall Building Worldwide” Award of 2013 of the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which was announced on November 8 in Chicago. Ole Scheeren talked about the project and the award. in German: and in Chinese:
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Ole Scheeren lectures at UDK MONDAY

Oct 21, 2013  |  BERLIN

UDK MONDAY is a continuous lecture series organized by Universität der Künste in Berlin. Ole Scheeren has been invited to share his experience with the students. For more information:
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Keynote Speech at Innovation Conference 2013

Oct 03, 2013

Architectural Record's annual Innovation Conference highlights the profession's top innovators, most influential new projects, and groundbreaking achievements in super-tall, super-efficient and super-smart buildings. Ole Scheeren is invited to give a Keynote speech. For more information:
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Megacitys by Quarks & Co

Jun 25, 2013

Quarks & Co, one of the most successful science magazine programmes on German television, features the CCTV project amongst others and interviews Ole Scheeren on his design. For more information:
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Mirage City Cinema at the Sharjah Biennial 11

Mar 13, 2013

[View PDF in English | 中文版 PDF] Architect Ole Scheeren collaborates with film-maker Apichatpong Weerasethakul to create a space where film and architecture meet in Sharjah’s historic centre. The cinema provides a unique setting for a program of film scre...
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CCTV Is Selected as Building of The Year at ArchDaily

Dec 21, 2012

The winners of the ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards are announced recently, CCTV Headquarters is the best Institutional Architecture. As described, the award is “a peer based, crowd sourced, architecture award where a collective intelligence of thousands of architects filter and recognize the best architecture featured on AD during the past year.” For more information:
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“Core Values” Speech at “V-Talk”

Nov 23, 2012  |  SHENZHEN, CHINA

Ole Scheeren delivers a speech at “V-Talk”, a charity talk to the public organized by China’s biggest developer Vanke at their Shenzhen Headquarters. Ole Scheeren gives a speech on “Core Value” which is a research topic of his masters studio at Hong Kong University.
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Ole Scheeren Juror for Shenzhen Bay Mixed Development Project

Nov 22, 2012  |  SHENZHEN, CHINA

The city of Shenzhen is renowned for its fast growth in city scale. In the more recent city plan, there will be the Qianhai CBD and the Futian-Luohu CBD as two planned CBD of the city. Invited by China Resources group, Ole Scheeren evaluates the Shenzhen Bay Mixed Development project located at Qianhai area.
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DUO Receives Best Futura Project at MIPIM Asia Awards

Nov 08, 2012  |  HONG KONG

DUO was shortlisted as 3 winners of Best Futura Project at The MIPIM Asia Awards in July. DUO receives Silver Award at the ceremony today. The Award recognizes excellence and innovation in Asian real estate development. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren Juror for Shenzhen Hanking Center

Oct 20, 2012  |  SHENZHEN, CHINA

Invited by Urban Planning Land and Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Ole Scheeren participates in evaluating six short-listed designs for the 320 meter high Hanking Tower located in the main road of Shenzhen. As an extension of the jury invitation, Ole Scheeren also joined a public lecture on skyscrapers together with the competition participants.
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Archipelago Cinema receives a special commendation at the 2012 WAN AWARDS

Oct 01, 2012  |  LONDON

Archipelago Cinema receives a special commendation at the 2012 WAN AWARDS in the Civic Building category announced at the World Architecture Day in London. The panel agreed unanimously that the combination of romanticism and fantasy made it worthy of a special mention. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren on Megacities at DLDcities London 2012

Sep 21, 2012  |  LONDON

Vision of life in megacities was the topic of the first DLDcities conference held in London. The speakers were invited to address the question of how we can shape the future in the urban age. DLD (Digital-Life-Design) is a global platform on digital innovation, science and culture. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren speaks at CTBUH 9th World Congress in Shanghai

Sep 19, 2012  |  SHANGHAI

CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) invited Ole Scheeren to speak on the challenges and opportunities that architecture in China faces today. More than 850 delegates from 43 countries participated in the three day event. For more information:
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Archipelago Cinema at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale

Aug 28, 2012  |  VENICE

After months of preparation, Archipelago Cinema is installed and ready for the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale. Wallpaper* magazine has produced a limited edition of Ole Scheeren’s guest edited issue for the occasion. For more information:
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Archipelago Cinema Joins Collateral Event of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition

Jul 26, 2012  |  Beijing

Archipelago Cinema, a floating auditorium designed by architect Ole Scheeren, will form part of the official selection of collateral projects in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. An evocative outdoor theatre located within the old harbour basin Darsena Grande of the Arsenale, Venice’s historic shipyard, the modular raft will act as a mobile stage for public events, including the world premiere of the film Against All Rules. ...
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Ole Scheeren speaks at ZVEI Annual Congress 2012

May 24, 2012  |  BERLIN

Following Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel’s speech, Ole Scheerentalks about future orientations and cities in architecture and urban design in response to the topic “Mega-Cities 2050: Smarter Living or live in the Moloch?” ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronics Industry) represents the economic, technological and environmental policy in the electrical industry. For more information:
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Ole Scheeren speaks at “Leadership in Green Building” lecture series

May 04, 2012  |  SINGAPORE

As the awareness of sustainable architecture increases, environmental responsibility – and that of the architect - must be understood not only in the context of carbon footprints and green building, but also in terms of integrating buildings into their social and cultural context. Through the lecture topic – Integrated Environments, Ole Scheeren elaborates on alternative models of creating inclusive architecture through processes of integrated planning and design. This lecture series is ...
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Ole Scheeren speaks at BODW

Dec 04, 2011  |  HONG KONG

After being the opening keynote speaker for Business of Design Week (BODW) in 2005, Ole Scheeren was invited to participate in a special session Culture & the City in BODW 2011. In echo to this topic, Ole Scheeren talks about Culture of the City and what architecture should bring to culture and the city. The annual BODW was hosted by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), which is an ideas exchange platform and leading design event from 2002 on. This year’s partner country is Germany. F...
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Ole Scheeren joins panel at Condé Nast World Savers Congress

Oct 20, 2011  |  SINGAPORE

The 5th Condé Nast Traveler World Savers Congress invited Ole Scheeren to participate in its feature panel on China’s urbanization. Having practiced in China for over 10 years and realized one of the world’s largest architectural projects – the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing – Ole Scheeren discusses the relationship between the country’s rapid growth and its increasing focus on sustainability. Since it first started in 2007, the Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Congress has become a ...
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Inaugural Beijing International Design Triennial 2011 features Ole Scheeren

Sep 28, 2011  |  BEIJING

28 SEPTEMBER - 17 OCTOBER, 2011, Ole Scheeren was featured in Beijing’s first International Design Triennial entitled ‘Ren: Good Design’ at the National Museum of China on Tiananmen Square. His work, displayed in the gallery entitled ‘Reason Design Emotion’ was accompanied by a series of quotes related to the specific curatorial theme of this section: ‘Freedom in Architecture’. “I’ve never seen the role of the architect as a problem solver.” “I think, what we deliv...
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Keynote Opening Lecture at Datum: KL Conference

Jul 01, 2011  |  KUALA LUMPUR

Eight years after Ole Scheeren was invited to give the closing speech at the first Datum:KL conference in 2003, Scheeren returned this year to Kuala Lumpur to address a 3000 person strong audience with his keynote opening lecture “Then and Now”. Looking back at the past 12 years of his personal commitment to Asia, Ole Scheeren elaborated on his various architectural proposals developed for the region and his ongoing search for new prototypes and strategies in Asia’s urban capitals. The ...
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Ole Scheeren Juror for Hunan Province Museum


With almost 2 million visitors per year, Hunan Province Museum is one of China’s most significant state history and art museums and features a diverse collection including the 2000 year old relics unearthed from the Han tombs at Mawangdui. Nine international jurors, including Hans Hollein and Ole Scheeren, were invited to evaluate six short-listed designs for the conversion and expansion of the museum. For more information: htt...
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The Economist Conferences: China Summit

Nov 03, 2010  |  BEIJING, CHINA

Organized by Economist Conferences, The Economist's China Summit gathers a broad range of thinkers, policymakers and businessmen to discuss China’s role, risks, and opportunities in the world. Ole Scheeren elaborated on the role of the architect in an environment of dramatic change and rapid urbanization. For more information:
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Internationally Acclaimed Architect Ole Scheeren Announces New Practice

Sep 16, 2010

PRESS RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 Ole Scheeren, former Partner along with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and Director of OMA Asia, announces the opening of his architecture studio, Büro Ole Scheeren. Widely known for leading the groundbreaking design and construction of one of the world’s largest and most iconic buildings, the China Central Television Station (CCTV) and the Television Cultural Centre (TVCC) in Beijing, Scheeren has extensive experience on ...
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