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Brief Published: 18 Mar 2011

OMA at London's Barbican


London's Barbican Art Gallery is to stage an exhibition this autumn celebrating the work of Rem Koolhaas’s influential architecture company OMA and research unit AMO.

Titled Progress, it will coincide with the completion of OMA’s first two buildings in the UK – the Rothschild Bank HQ in London and Maggie’s Centre in Glasgow – and will explore the material, conceptual and structural strands of OMA’s design work. This will include examinations of buildings such as the Seattle Central Library and Casa da Mùsica in Porto.

Alongside these, will be displays of work by AMO, including a blueprint for a Europe-based renewable energy grid and a curatorial masterplan for the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Continuing to champion the big ideas for which OMA have become legendary, all these projects will help to examine the studio's dedication to the idea of progress.