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OMA/Progress exhibition opens at the Barbican tomorrow

Dezeen Wire: an exhibition of work by Rotterdam architects OMA opens at the Barbican Art Gallery in London tomorrow and Dezeen were at this morning's preview. 

OMA/Progress is the first major presentation of OMA's work in the UK and features over 450 items from their archive including sketches, models and documentation of both completed and unrealised projects.

Speaking at the opening, co-founder of OMA Rem Koolhaas claimed he has become "allergic" to the homogenised renders produced by contemporary architects.

Koolhaas said that the exhibition comes at a transitional period in the practice's evolution, adding "the word 'retrospective' makes me very nervous because I feel we are only at the beginning of our whole effort."

The exhibition is curated by Belgian collective Rotor.

See all of our stories about OMA here and some initial photos of the exhibition in our Facebook album.


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