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2016 marked a special year in RMJM’s illustrious history as we celebrated our 60th anniversary. While we looked back on the legacy of some of our most famous projects, 2016 was also a year that cemented RMJM’s reputation as a truly forward thinking architecture company. The company expanded significantly to include new studios in Iran, Brazil, Malaysia and Tokyo. We also launched another pro studio in RMJM Sport. Of course, none of this would be possible without our incredible team of architects around the world who continue to innovate and raise the bar every year. We’re already anticipating 2017 being our best yet.
RMJM’s interior plan for Sheremetyevo airport in Russia
2016 has been especially busy for RMJM’s European studios with a series of projects being completed this calendar year, most notably in Istanbul. RMJM’s breathtaking skyscraper, the Evolution Tower, was recognised at the prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Awards while there’s no doubt that one of the highlights of the year was the announcement of RMJM’s work on Sheremetyevo airport in Russia. The airport, located just north of Moscow, is the busiest in the country, handling more passengers and cargo than any other. The concept for the public areas of this large-scale project, covering over 55,850 m2, was designed by RMJM Serbia and developed in collaboration with RMJM Italia’s interior design team. The new interior for Terminal B will cover three levels within the airport and includes the public hall, baggage claim, departure hall, pier and shopping arcade. The project represents not only RMJM’s unique ability for its studios to collaborate but also the company’s increasing presence in the growing Russian market.
RMJM Dubai announced this year that it is to work on The Tower, an iconic skyscraper in the Middle East. This landmark project capped a stellar year for RMJM in the region after also announcing work on the hugely anticipated Gate Avenue as well as being recognised at the Cityscape Awards. RMJM’s own office moved to the new d3 region in the city and quickly drew praise for its striking design. Further good news follow in nearby Iran where RMJM Arta-Tehran was appointed to design the Iran Historical Car Museum which represented a major win for RMJM’s newest studio.
The Tower is expected to be the most iconic skyscraper in Dubai
In Asia, RMJM Shenzhen had a very busy year which saw them expand their team once more and announce they had won another significant project in the South China Science and Technology University. Shanghai also won second place for their acclaimed Jinshan Costal urban plan and look well positioned for a busy 2017. RMJM Tokyo notably collaborated with RMJM Italia on the Pitt Garage Masterplan in Japan, a significant project at the foot of Mount Fuji. Meanwhile, RMJM Osmani in Pakistan were recently honoured with an Excellence Award for Leadership in Sustainability for their DHA City Karachi work.
Our North American studio completed the National University of Singapore, an enormous project which first began in 2009 and has been particularly well received while in Mexico our studio won the bid for an office tower for Deintec, an emerging consultancy and software developer. As RMJM continues its rapid growth across every continent, there’s no doubt that 2016 will remain a year to look back on with enormous pride. RMJM would like to thank everyone involved in the projects we’ve worked on this year and wish them the very best for 2017.