Rok Oman

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Rok Oman graduated from the Ljubljana School of Architecture and London’s Architectural Association before establishing OFIS arhitekti with Spela Videcnik in 1996 after winning several prominent competitions, such as Maribor Football Stadium and Ljubljana City Museum. Many of their projects have been nominated for awards including the Mies van der Rohe award. In 2009 they received a Silver IOC/IAKS medal for their football stadium, in 2006 they received the European Grand Prix for Innovation Award, in 2005 their Villa Bled received an honorable mention at the Miami Biennale and in 2004 they were highly commended for their City Museum renovation and extension by the UK Architectural Review’s annual AR+D awards. In 2000 they won the prestigious “Young architect of the year” award in London, UK, to mention just a few of their achievements. Their major work includes many award winning social housing projects and public projects such as the Farewell chapel and the space wheel museum. Recently they also completed their first larger scale building for students in Paris, which was followed by the construction of the fc Bate stadium in Borisov, Belarus. Rok is currently a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design.