Former OMA partner Scheeren sets up own practice
Former OMA partner Ole Scheeren has set up a new architecture studio with a base in London.
Scheeren, the long-time business partner of Rem Koolhaas and director of OMA Asia, said the new firm, Büro Ole Scheeren, would have its headquarters in China because of the region’s “acute significance” for architecture and a number of ongoing projects in Asia.
He is setting up studios in Beijing and Hong Kong with long-time collaborator Eric Chang, but has yet to say where in London he wants the UK office.
Scheeren is perhaps best known for leading the design and construction of OMA’s famous CCTV and TVCC buildings in Beijing.
A spokesman said: “Büro Ole Scheeren is pursuing a rigorous search for new potentials in architecture through which to discover and implement specific, thoughtful, and unexpected solutions.
“Fusing global experience and general knowledge with precise understanding and appreciation of local conditions, Büro Ole Scheeren applies critical thinking to a process that extends beyond the boundaries of architectural production.
“It seeks to engage people and cultures, technologies and materials, psychologies and experiences and recognises architecture as a connective and fundamentally social construct.”