OPA – Office for Progressive Architecture

2011, Rotterdam

Construction boards, websites, animations
different sizes


On my way through the Arab Emirates and Qatar, I was looking at places and construction sites where there are mostly western companies and architectural firms involved in building a new utopia without any democratic structures or planning regulations. But what would happen if such projects were to be realized in Europe?

The works The Leaf and OPA tackle this question and have been shown in public spaces, on construction boards and in a cloud of websites of fictive companies involved in the construction process. A specifically created hyper reality with the support of renderings and precise attention to the detail are presented to the viewer as an accomplished fact.