This year’s Jencks Award winner Rem Koolhaas has, more than any other architect of his generation, invested in the creation of two parallel lives — one of theory and one of the practice of architecture.
This double venture is marked by his twin studios, OMA and AMO, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture and the Architecture Media Organisation. The separation of these ‘Siamese twins’ is intended to ‘liberate architectural thinking from architectural practice.’
In this lecture, Rem Koolhaas charts the evolution of his ideas and built projects. From urban provocations and interventions to award winning schemes around the world, he is today one of architecture’s most potent forces.
The lecture is chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster.