Rem Koolhaas wins overhaul of Hong Kong transit system
OMA has been commissioned to produce the new design strategy and branding for Hong Kong’s public transport operator.
Rem Koolhaas’s practice will also design and build two new stations as prototypes for the whole MTR network as part of the project.
Its brief for Railway Vision 2020 includes rethinking all elements of a station, from its engagement at street level to its concourses, connections, furniture and visual identity.
OMA partner-in-charge David Gianotten, who will lead the project, said: “We are honoured to contribute to the identity of one of Hong Kong’s most important and efficient companies, as well as the overall identity of Hong Kong, through this project.
“OMA’s history of research and its dedication to the development of the city will be crucial for our approach to the work .”
The practice is already working in the territory on the new campus for Chu Hai College and as one of three shortlisted architects on the West Kowloon Cultural District project.