Ole Scheeren

Buro Ole Scheeren, Principal | Hong Kong, China


Ole Scheeren is a German-born architect and the principal of Büro Ole Scheeren. His landmark projects shape the way we interact with our cities and generate new social narratives in highly integrative environments.

Scheeren is Büro-OS’s chief designer and responsible for steering the company’s creative vision and strategic development. His projects have won numerous awards, including World Building of the Year 2015 and the CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 2014 for The Interlace in Singapore, as well as the global CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2013 for the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.

Highlighting the need for visionary, transformative solutions to the challenges facing contemporary society, Scheeren’s architecture is characterized by a 20 year commitment to grounding this idealism within pragmatic, highly successful, real world projects, including the completion of three major developments in…

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Awards Best Tall Building Asia & Australia Jury (Chair 2021)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2012; Shanghai 2014; New York 2015)

Innovation Conference, Speaker (Shenzhen 2019; Chicago 2020)

Awards Symposium, Speaker (2014)

CTBUH Initiatives


22 October 2018


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The Skyscraper as Social Organism

As hyper-growth increasingly calls for high-density living and working, we need to rethink the skyscraper, not as a hermetic, isolated landmark, but as a building...


20 October 2018


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Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism

CTBUH 2018 Conference Speakers

As we approach the new normality of cities housing 10 million or more inhabitants, those best positioned for the future are evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal...


26 October 2015


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Bangkok Rising

Ole Scheeren, Buro Ole Scheeren

As architecture keeps expanding vertically, with the skyscraper having long become the predominant typology of architectural production in most geographic regions of hyper-growth, we need...