For the Sring/Summer 2015 mens catwalk show, AMO, led by OMA associate Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, designed a large water environment.

In-between a cave, a cruise ship, and an indoor pool, the set up questions the relationship between outdoor and indoor space: water invades the space, redefining the existing elements, changing proportions, reflecting unexpected views, augmenting the show.

Based on a concentric organization, the room develops around the central water surface: a regular series of brown carpet covered steps runs along the perimeter, while a thin line of technical lights marks the perfectly white walls as an horizon. Models walk on the passarel stretching concentrically through the blue water surface.

Before taking place orderly around the pool, the audience reaches the show space after climbing over the steps and experiencing a privileged overview of the new water environment.


Architects: OMA*AMO
Partner in Charge: Rem Koolhaas
Project leader: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Team: Miguel Taborda, Lucia Venturini, Andreas Ierides