However, to look at this as an exhibition of OMA's preserved projects is a mistake. The exhibition steps outside of the profession and questions the role of the practitioner in a world that no longer sees the architect as a pivotal force in creating the built environment. It is simply a guise for promoting a deeper questioning into the current architectural profession: has it become so staid, overused and static that it is in fact in need of re-evaluating either through preservation or destruction? Or, is OMA subtly positioning 'preservation' as the pallbearer in a mournful crusade on the declining nature of the discipline and the role of the architect?
At the culmination of the exhibition, the viewer is urged to take away a piece of OMA’s legacy in the form of images and text from their own projects. In doing so, OMA has created their own token gesture in the preservation of memory for the event and also prolongs the impact of their own work as significant projects in global architecture.