Rem Koolhaas to deliver keynote at World Architecture Festival

by Luke Cloherty | 11 Sep 2018

Dutch architect and founder of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) Rem Koolhaas will deliver the closing keynote speech at the 2018 World Architecture Festival (WAF).

Koolhaas, one of the most famous names in architecture today, will close out the event which takes place in Amsterdam and whose theme this year is on identity.

Paul Finch, WAF programme director, said: “This is the first time we’ll be holding WAF in the Dutch capital and, just as the Dutch masters presided over a golden age of artistic endeavour and expression in the 17th century, Rem and his contemporaries have spearheaded architectural innovation that has been exported and embraced around the world.

"Attendees of WAF 2018 can look forward to speeches and talks from them and a wide selection of architects, designers, engineers, academics and urban planners as they articulate and interrogate challenges related to this year’s event theme – Identity.”

The event, which takes place between 28-30 November, will also feature Sir David Adjaye, Reiner de Graaf and Sir Peter Cook as speakers.

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