Büro Ole Scheeren is an international architecture firm that practices architecture, urbanism, interior design, and research.
“architecture is imagined as a matrix of hybrid narratives from which to construct future realities”
Büro Ole Scheeren has a team of seventy plus international architects and designers working together worldwide.
Through its intensely involved and focused practice, Büro Ole Scheeren applies critical thinking to a process that extends beyond the boundaries of architectural production to realize specific and unexpected solutions. It seeks to engage people and cultures, technologies and materials, psychologies and experiences, and recognizes architecture as a connective and fundamentally social construct. Architecture is imagined as a matrix of hybrid narratives from which to construct future realities – conceptual, spatial, and experiential – and a rigorous search for new potentials to realize specific unexpected solutions inhabited by the lives of people and cities.
“…work ranges from city-defining structures to cultural buildings…”
Büro Ole Scheeren’s work ranges from city-defining structures to small, intimate buildings, including the mixed-use MahaNakhon Tower (2017) in Bangkok, whose distinctive massing is carved by a cascading pixelated spiral of terraces and volumes that reveal the scale of human inhabitation within the abstract scale of a skyscraper; the Guardian Art Centre (2018), a headquarters for China’s oldest art auction house that responds to the historical context of Beijing adjacent to the Forbidden City; and DUO, a large-scale mixed-use development in Singapore (2017), which strategically reinvigorates a district of this tropical city by integrating its neighboring buildings in a new civic, urban nexus. Among forthcoming projects are 1500 West Georgia, a high-rise residential tower in downtown Vancouver; a large-scale urban redevelopment and super-tall skyscraper in Shenzhen; Riverpark Tower in Frankfurt, the transformation of an existing office building into an expressive residential high-rise; and Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City, a large-scale Observation Tower complex that presents a symbiotic vision of nature and living in the space of the city.