Aaron Tan

Born : 1963, Singapore

Aaron Tan founded OMA Asia in Hong Kong with Rem Koolhaas in 1994, an architecture firm based in Europe with an international portfolio of award-winning projects. OMA Asia is currently involved in various prominent projects in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

Academically, Aaron led a recent graduate research studio (conducted by Rem Koolhaas) from GSD, in exploring the developments in the Pearl River Delta. In addition, Aaron is finishing a theoretical research project, Kowloon Walled City, which will be published in 1999. Part of the research has been published in various international journals, and has been exhibited in several international Biennales including, Vienna, Bordeaux, Seoul, Michigan, New York and Denmark. As an active participant in the urban development of Asian cities, Aaron has delivered public lectures on the subject in Beijing and Tokyo as well.

Master of Architecture (Distinctions) Harvard
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Civil Engineering Columbia

Selected Work in Progress
Electric Rd Office Tower, HK, AIA Office Tower, HK, CEF Office Tower, HK, Hung To Tower, HK, Wyndham Tower, HK, Tien Jin Theme Centre, China, Shenzhen Theme World, China, Guangzhou Theme Park, China, BIFC Plan(proposal), China, Five Bungalows, Singapore, Mega Hall (proposal), Singapore, Orchard Road Master Plan, Singapore, Taiwan Second Highway Service Centre, Taiwan, Kaohsiung Habour Masterplan, Taiwan, Sydney Mansion, Australia.

1995- Director OMA/OMA Asia, Rotterdam/Hong Kong
1994 Founded OMA Asia with Rem Koolhaas, Rotterdam/Hong Kong
1991-3 Master of Architecture, Harvard University, USA
1990 Project Director at Kiang Nam Ent. Ltd., Hong Kong

Teaching / Lectures
1998 Netherlands Institute of Architects, "City on Fire", Rotterdam
1998 CapcMusee, "Hong Kong", Bordeaux
1997 AA Asia, "Beyond Praxis", Beijing
1996 "Kowloon Walled City", TN Probe, Tokyo, Japan
1996 On-site critic (Harvard Asia Studio), Hong Kong

Awards / Competition
Orchard Road Masterplan, Singapore
Beijing International Financial Center Masterplan, honorable mention, PRC
Boston Architecture Society Design Award, USA
American Society of Civil Engineer Award, USA

Hayward Gallery, London, 1999
Louisiana, Denmark, 1999
PSI, New York, 1998
CapcMusee, France, 1998
City/Space/Globalization, USA , 1998
Kwangju Biennale, Korea, 1997
Vienna Secession, Austria, 1997

Books / Selected Publications
Vertigo, 1999
Contemporary Vernacular, AA Asia, 1998
Archis, Netherlands, 1998
Lusitania #7, USA, 1997
Space Design, #9707, 1997
TN Probe Vol 5, 1997
Kikukawa Vol.4, Japan, 1996

Book: Kowloon Walled City: to be published in 1999.

Kowloon Walled city

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