Lecture by Rem Koolhaas: “Elements and Countryside”

Lecture by Rem Koolhaas: “Elements and Countryside”

Date & Time

28 Oct 2018 1pm–2pm


Laundry Steps


Free of charge


Renowned architect Rem Koolhaas will share the making of his latest publication titled Elements of Architecture alongside his research on today’s non-urban development, exploring the transitions between the city and the countryside. This research project is a prelude to OMA's upcoming exhibition in 2019, to be held at the Guggenheim Museum entitled Countryside: Future of the world.

Seats are limited and on first-come first-serve basis


Rem Koolhaas (Rotterdam, 1944) founded OMA in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. He graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in "a novel about architecture". He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture. His built work includes the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015), Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015), the headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV) in Beijing (2012), Casa da Musica in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003). Current projects include the Qatar Foundation headquarters, Qatar National Library, Taipei Performing Arts Centre, a new building for Axel Springer in Berlin, and Factory in Manchester. Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University and in 2014 was the director of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, entitled Fundamentals