Commonwealth Institute – Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson Marshall partnership, RMJM

With OMA and Rem Koolhaas, Iwan Baan created in 2007 this walkthrough through the old Commonwealth Institute in London.

In December 2007, along with five other architectural firms, OMA was invited by Chelsfield deputy chairman Sir Stuart Lipton to consider the potential of the Commonwealth Institute site. OMA’s proposal sought to save the grade II* listed building by reinjecting life into the modernist monument, the new home for London’s Design Museum, while retaining its distinctive copper roof and parabolic form.

OMA with Allies and Morrison were the architects responsible for the design of the refurbished structural shell and external envelope of the building. The project required a close working relationship with Design Museum interior architects, John Pawson.

Read more about the project at OMA’s Website: Design Museum

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OMA Commonwealth Instutute London