Ole Scheeren is a German-born architect and the principal of Büro Ole Scheeren. His landmark projects shape the way we interact with our cities and generate new social narratives in highly integrative environments.
Scheeren is Büro-OS’s chief designer and responsible for steering the company’s creative vision and strategic development. His projects have won numerous awards, including World Building of the Year 2015 and the CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 2014 for The Interlace in Singapore, as well as the global CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2013 for the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.
Highlighting the need for visionary, transformative solutions to the challenges facing contemporary society, Scheeren’s architecture is characterized by a 20-year commitment to grounding this idealism within pragmatic, highly successful, real world projects, including the completion of three major developments in 2017; the MahaNakhon skyscraper in Bangkok, the DUO mixed-use towers in Singapore, and the Guardian Art Center in Beijing. Among the forth coming projects are RIVERPARK Tower in Frankfurt, the transformation of an existing office building into a spectacular residential high-rise; and the Empire City in Ho Chi Minh City, sculpting a symbiotic vision of nature and living within the space of the city.
Having lived and worked across Europe, the United States and Asia, Ole Scheeren was educated at the universities of Karlsruhe and Lausanne, and completed his studies at London’s Architectural Association. He was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal – the most prestigious European prize in architecture education.
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