Ole Scheeren Success Story
Ole Scheeren won the “Building of the Year Award” for his aesthetically designed project, The Interlace at the World Architecture Festival 2015, held at Singapore. The German architect is Partner-in-charge of Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Principal of Büro Ole Scheeren. Schereen is also a guest professor at the Hong Kong University.
Schereen’s creative genius is visible in the concept of The Interlace, which emphasises the “reversal of tower-block housing”. Scheeren described his work as a “Vertical Village” with horizontal buildings stacked diagonally across one another to frame terraces, gardens and plazas.
Ole was born in the year 1971 at Karlsruhe. He went to the universities of Lausanne and Karlsruhe. Recipient of the RIBA Silver Medal, he did his graduation from the Architectural Association in London.
Scheeren’s stint with the world of architecture may be traced to his days when he worked for various architectural firms in Germany. He was also independently involved in several projects in the United Kingdom. Scheeren has partnered with a New York-based graphic design firm.
Ole Scheeren led from the front as partner-cum-director of Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Beijing and Hong Kong. He headed and successfully completed OMA’s prestigious projects; China Central Television Station CCTV and the Television Cultural Centre (TVCC) in Beijing. His journey at OMA has been very impressive.
He joined OMA in 1995 and within seven years Scheeren was a partner. Scheeren is the master-mind behind the Prada Epicentre in New York and Los Angeles.
Ole’s brilliance shined bright at the recently concluded World Architecture Festival 2015. His futuristic residential project The Interlace won the “Building of the Year Award”. The Interlace is a 1000 plus unit “vertical village” highlighting the approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment. The 31-apartment blocks reflect the perfect balance of nature with the living and social spaces.
His remarkable list of projects includes: The Scotts Tower, Singapore; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Leeum Cultural Centre, Seoul; the Beijing Books Building; the Taipei Performing Arts Centre; a media centre at Shanghai and the Malaysian Penang Islands’ master-plan.
Ole’s contributions to arts and cultural festivals and exhibitions across the globe have been overwhelming. He has to his credit the International High-rise Award, Milan; Cities on the Move in London and Bangkok; Media City Seoul and the Rotterdam Film Festival. Scheeren designed the Museum of Modern Art exhibitions at New York and Beijing.
Scheeren is presently involved in the Guardian Art Centre project; Andaz Singapore hotel and retail gallery; Bangkok’s tallest tower MahaNakhon and Angkasa Raya, a 268m tall landmark building in Kuala Lumpur.
The world belongs to Ole because of his recent triumph at the World Architecture Festival 2015 in Singapore for winning the “Building of the Year Award”. A highly accomplished architect, Ole’s laurels are The World’s Most Ambitious Projects (2007), Best Futura Project – MIPIM Asia Awards (DUO) (2012), Best Tall Building Worldwide – 12th Annual CTBUH Awards, and Best Mixed-Use Development 2015 – Thailand – Asia Pacific Property Awards (MahaNakhon). He is currently one of the most creative and futuristic architect-designer in the world.
Asia Pacific Property
Global Urban Habitat
12th Annual CTBUH
Asia Pacific Property
International Highrise, International Architecture
RIBA Silver Medal