Casa da Música is a major concert hall space which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas with Office for Metropolitan Architecture and Arup-AFA, and was planned as part of Porto’s project for European Culture Capital in 2001 but was only finished in the first half of 2005.
'The Rotterdam' building - Rem Koolhaas OMA (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) - Location: Wilhelminapier, Rotterdam. 'A mixed-use vertical city in a former harbour district.' - The Rotterdam is a unique multifunctional building on the shores of the river Maas on the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam. Designed by one of the most celebrated architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) of Rem Koolhaas. Its remarkable mix of functions makes this building a true vertical city. Finished end of 2013