In this interview from our series filmed at the OMA/Progress exhibition at the Barbican in London, OMA partner Iyad Alsaka talks about the firm's presence in Arab countries, starting with a 2007 exhibition about the Gulf Region and leading up to their current projects in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Syrian national Alsaka joined OMA in 2007, specifically to work on projects in the Middle East and North Africa.
OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas also gave Dezeen a private tour of the OMA/Progress exhibition, while partner Reinier de Graaf talked to us about more of the firm’s preoccupations. Read more details about the exhibition and see photos in our story on the OMA/Progress
Above: photograph is by Blommers Schumm