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Koolhaas tipped ‘to direct 2014 Venice Biennale’

Rem Koolhaas is rumoured to be in the frame to become the next director of the Venice Architecture Biennale

The OMA-founder is understood to be in line to succeed David Chipperfield as biennale director, according to an organiser of this year’s festival.

Former AJ editor and assistant to Chipperfield, Kieran Long claimed the appointment was ‘certain’.

On twitter, he said: ‘[It’s] certain to be Rem Koolhaas next time. Done deal say my sources.’

Two years ago Koolhaas bagged a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement prize at the biennale. Later this year the star architect and theorist is set to receive the Jencks Award at the RIBA.

A Venice Biennale spokesperson said: ‘ It is too early to speak about the next director of the architecture biennale and it is a very long path to decide the next director.’

OMA declined to comment on the rumour.

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