This month, the architecture industry is headed to Philadelphia for three days of lectures, meetings, and some real-life, business-card-swapping networking. What should you see during AIA Convention 2016?
On Feb. 17, the AIA announced that Pritzker Prize winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Hon. FAIA, principal and co-founder of international firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), would be a keynote speaker for this year's AIA Convention in Philadelphia, held from May 19 to 21. Titled "Delirious Philadelphia," (a play on Koolhaas' 1978 publication Delirious New York), the speech will focus on "Rethinking, reimagining, revising your plans for the world’s future," according to the convention's website.
Established in 1975, OMA has offices in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands; New York; Beijing; Hong Kong; and Doha, Qatar, and Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Today, we've rounded up an impressive collection of his work to date, from around the world:
Fondazione Prada, in Milan (2015)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, in London (2006)
CCTV Headquarters, in Beijing (2012)
Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, AT&T Performing Arts Center, a 2011 AIA Honor Award Winner, in Dallas (2008)
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, in Moscow (2015)
The Factory, in Manchester, U.K. (2019)
Miu Miu Club, in Paris (2015)