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Ellen van Loon

Ellen van Loon


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Ellen van Loon worked on the design of the German Reichstag in Berlin for Foster and Partners and in 1998 she joined OMA to lead the design team for the headquarters of Universal Studios in Los Angeles. As a partner since 2002, she has been in charge of a large number of OMA’s building projects. These currently include the Cordoba Congress Centre, the headquarters for NM Rothschild bank in London, and the Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen. Van Loon also led the design and construction of the award-winning Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal and the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin.Van Loon has a profound understanding of all facets of architectural practice. She combines a fine feeling for design with a sharp business acumen and in-depth understanding of all technical and operational aspects. Van Loon was appointed Managing Partner of OMA in 2004 and in 2005 she redirected her focus to her passion – architecture.

SELECTED PROJECTS
De Rotterdam, NL
Koningin Julianaplein, The Hague, NL
Foundation Headquarters, Strategic Studies Center, DE
Hamburg Hafencity Science and Aquarium Center, DE
Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, DE
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Rothschild Bank, London, UK
Fondazione Prada, Milan, IT
Mercati Generali, Rome, IT
Danish Architecture Centre, DK
Bryghusprojektet, Copenhagen, DK
Cordoba Congress Center, ES
Casa da Musica, Porto, PT
Prada Transformer, Seoul, KR
Qatar Foundation headquarters, UAE
Qatar Education City, UAE
Rand Policy Institute, UAE
Central Library, UAE
CCTV Headquarters Building, Beijing, CN
Universal Headquarters, Los Angeles, US

:: Photo information and credits:

1 > De Rotterdam / Netherlands, Exterior view
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© OMA

2 > De Rotterdam / Netherlands, Exterior at night
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© OMA