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Ex-OMA big hitter sets up London studio

Ole Scheeren, the former partner of Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has founded his own practice Büro Ole Scheeren

The architect, known for a series of ‘iconic’ buildings such as the China Central Television Station (CCTV) and the Television Cultural Centre (TVCC) in Beijing, is setting up studios in London, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Among the projects already on the firm’s books include a 250 meter tall tower in the centre of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a 800,000m² mixed-use project in Chongqing, China and a studio/gallery building for a Beijing-based artist.

Originally a director at OMA Rotterdam, the German-born architect shifted his main base to China six years ago and is running the new outfit with long-time collaborator Eric Chang.

A spokesperson for the practice said: ‘Through its intensely involved, committed and focused practice [we] are pursuing a rigorous search for new potentials in archtiecture through which to discover and implement specific, thoughtful and unexpected solutions.’

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