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Made in Pleyel . Paris

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The two past years, the Olympics Games in Paris were no more than a looming possibility. Today they are a reality. The implications for Pleyel are obvious: located strategically between the Stade de France and the aquatic center to the east and the future Olympic village to the west, the area now holds a pivotal position. Following the awarding of the Olympics, ambitions regarding the regeneration of this part of the city are likely to escalate. Olympics will be activator of a new development logic: Le Grand Paris. In the heat of the summer months of 2024 there will be no distinction. Paris will be all there is, and it will all be Grand Paris. Continue reading OMA

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Umm Abirieh Farm . Doha

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As Doha paves its way into becoming a major metropolitan area by 2030, it takes on the parallel challenge of achieving 70% food security over a ten year plan starting in 2013. By designating one-third of the metropolitan area as a greenbelt zone dedicated to farming and food production, Qatar seeks to transform the arid desert landscape surrounding its capital city into a prosperous food production machine able to sustain its future self-sufficiency target. Continue reading OMA

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MPavilion . Melbourne

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MPavilion 2017 is a public venue with an intimate scale. Located in the Queen Victoria Gardens in the center of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct, the pavilion intends to draw the community in and act as a cultural laboratory. OMA has designed a temporary structure that, along with providing space for performances, entertainment and events, can also perform itself. Continue reading OMA

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TM2 . Paris

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Skyscrapers are a special case in the history architectural longevity, and in the history of preservation. It is not because they are so hard to construct that many of them are still alive but because they are so hard to take down. They are around not because they deserve eternal life, but because they refuse to die. Continue reading OMA

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Schiphol Terminal South . Amsterdam

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Our terminal – the Next Terminal – aims to express the airport’s one remaining certainty: movement. The next terminal is a reflection, not of things, but of relations between things. A celebration of the state of flux, true to the nature of terminals as infrastructures: facilitating not only circulation of passengers and airplanes, but of data, telecommunications, capital, commerce and energy. The next terminal reveals all. Continue reading OMA