OMM by Kengo Kuma and Associates

The Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM) has opened in Eskisehir, Turkey, with a distinctive design by Kengo Kuma and Associates.

The acclaimed Japanese architects, who also designed the V&A Dundee, created a stacked timber build inspired by the surrounding streetscape of Odunpazari and its history as a timber-trading market.

OMM by Kengo Kuma and Associates

The museum features the largest-ever installation by prolific bamboo artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, which stands at six by eight metres and is comprised entirely from recycled ‘Tiger Bamboo’, unique to a mountain in Kochi, Japan.

Tanabe Chikuunsai IV
Tanabe Chikuunsai IV | photo: Kemal Seçkin

OMM’s inaugural exhibition features more than 100 works by 60 contemporary artists, predominantly from Turkey.