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Rem Koolhaas    

Dutch Architect, Architectural Theorist, Urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University

One of the world's most honored architects, a recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000, Rem Koolhaas is considered one of the world's most brilliant, daring and creative architects.

Rem began his career as an architect not by designing a building but by writing a book. His Delirious New York was hailed as a classic text on modern architecture and society. The book instantly established Rem as not just a presence to be reckoned with in the architectural world, but also as one of the great creative minds of our generation.

In 1975, Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp in London, and he has been involved in building and urban planning projects ever since. In 1995, he published SMLXL, in collaboration with graphic designer Bruce Mau; the book documents the work of OMA and Koolhaas' interest in contemporary society, building and urban development.

Some of OMA's most important projects include Masterplan City Center, Lille; Lille Grand Palais, Lille; H-project, Seoul; Educatorium, Utrecht; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; Netherlands Dance Theatre, The Hague; Nexus Housing, Fukuoka; Dutch House, Holland; and Villa dall'Ava, Paris.

The work of the office has won several international awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2000, and it was the subject of a retrospective exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1995: Rem Koolhaas and the Place of Public Architecture. 

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