Archinect - News 2014-11-21T22:28:49-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80455621/oma-s-masterplan-chosen-for-new-bogot-civic-center OMA's Masterplan Chosen for New Bogotá Civic Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-27T15:07:00-04:00 >2013-09-05T12:58:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7gw8namf18fmbsj1.jpg" width="514" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.oma.eu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>'s New York office will design the&nbsp;<strong>Bogot&aacute; Centro Administrativo Nacional</strong> (CAN), led by partner-in-charge Shohei Shigematsu in collaboration with local Columbian firm, Gomez + Castro. Winner of an international design competition, OMA's CAN will firstly serve as a new civic center, but the 680 acres of mixed-use development will also include educational facilities, cultural venues, retail and residences.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/09d3im7cg5fdk2xy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Situated at the midpoint of Bogot&aacute;'s main axis, Calle 26, CAN's site is already symbolically significant, in line with the corridor that exhibits Bogot&aacute;s history from historical downtown to international airport. Its mixed-use program is split into office, governmental, and educational zones, connected from end to end with a green path that will extend into Bogot&aacute;'s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciclov%C3%ADa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CicloV&iacute;a</a> cycling and pedestrian network.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xu8e3fnlq7orqtxi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The design aims to integrate not only civic and public life, but also coordinate nearby destinations. According to Shigematsu, &ldquo;Our proposal enables CAN to be a live...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78999830/marina-abramovic-tries-to-kickstart-oma-designed-art-institute Marina Abramovic Tries to Kickstart OMA-Designed Art Institute Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-08T18:40:00-04:00 >2013-08-24T05:46:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7gdkdu7alwt32s2.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Marina Abramovic Institute] was launched last year, and designed by none other than OMA, under the direction of partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas. The architects are poised to explore programming for the center and produce mock-ups--depending on Kickstarter results. The funding Abramovic is after is to cover this "first phase" work on the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://www.fastcodesign.com/multisite_files/codesign/imagecache/slideshow-large/slideshow/2013/08/1673185-slide-marina-with-study-model-oma.jpg"></p> <p> Performance artist Marina Abramovic is the latest established artist seeking funding for large-scale projects using&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/422090958/marina-abramovic-institute-the-founders?ref=home_popular" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a>,&nbsp;the democratic fundraising platform.&nbsp;The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.marinaabramovicinstitute.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marina Abramovic Institute</a>, to be located in Hudson, New York, will use the funds from Kickstarter backers for its first-phase of development and programming. Abramovic's "long durational works," such as her 2010&nbsp;<a href="http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/965" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">residency at MoMA</a>, are in line with her rationale for using Kickstarter:</p> <p> "By inviting the broader public to contribute to our early development, Kickstarter helps to affirm and build the engaged community necessary for sustaining MAI into the future. With your contribution, you become a founder of the institute not only financially, but also conceptually, by partaking in the very experiences we hope to create."</p> <p> And from the Kickstarter FAQ, in response to "Why did Marina choose to work with OMA?"</p> <p> "MAI is a new type of multidisciplinary center that requires an innovative design to fulfill its func...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49499373/oma-designs-a-pyramid-for-kanye-west OMA Designs a Pyramid for Kanye West Archinect 2012-05-28T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T11:24:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/db53b99e5dbb5f610de95553b3bd4794.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West's debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West's creative team, Donda.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39081104/it-reflects-her-obsession-oma-s-shohei-shigematsu-on-building-marina-abramovic-s-performance-palace "It Reflects Her Obsession": OMA's Shohei Shigematsu on Building Marina Abramovic's Performance Palace Archinect 2012-02-23T11:23:00-05:00 >2012-05-28T20:16:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b18bd5bfec03db296f9786e79a50fa8b.jpg" width="200" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All the headlines talk about Marina and Rem, but his involvement is quite minimal, isn&rsquo;t it? He&rsquo;s involved, but I&rsquo;m running the New York office. You know the media always has to say Rem just to catch people&rsquo;s attention, but I appreciate if you don&rsquo;t repeat that laziness. Of course Rem is involved, but as you can see he&rsquo;s not here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>