UNStudio

Profile of UNStudio, headquartered in Netherlands. Nineteen projects submitted by UNStudio have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).

[L-R] Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (UNStudio)
[L-R] Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos – © Inga Powilleit

Principals

  • Ben van Berkel
  • Caroline Bos

Brief description

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is a Dutch architectural design studio specializing in architecture, urban development and infrastructural projects. The name, UNStudio, stands for United Network Studio referring to the collaborative nature of the practice.

Throughout more than 20 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors across the globe. This network, combined with our centrally located offices in Amsterdam and Shanghai, enables us to work efficiently anywhere in the world. With already over seventy projects in Asia, Europe, and North America, the studio continues to expand its global presence with recent commissions in among others China, South-Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Germany and the USA.

As a network practice, a highly flexible methodological approach has been developed which incorporates parametric designing and collaborations with leading specialists in other disciplines. The office has worked internationally since its inception and has produced a wide range of work ranging from public buildings, infrastructure, offices, residential, products, to urban masterplans.

Published projects

Star Place by UNStudio
Star Place by UNStudio Positioned at an urban plaza with a roundabout, the building occupies a triangular lot, giving it a wide and open frontage. Curving inwardly, the building...
VilLA NM by UNStudio
VilLA NM by UNStudio This project is a family summerhouse situated in a hilly and woody area, two hours drive from NYC. The house is situated on a plot of 7,000 m2 with a 360º...
Haus am Weinberg by UNStudio
Haus am Weinberg by UNStudio The Haus am Weinberg is located in a setting that is at one time rural, yet suburban. The location of the villa affords pastoral views of the stepped terraces...
Tea House on Bunker by UNStudio
Tea House on Bunker by UNStudio This project involves the reprogramming of a historical and derelict building through renovation and addition. The original bunker is part of an intricate...
Theater Agora by UNStudio
Theater Agora by UNStudio The design for the new theatre in Lelystad is part of the master plan for the city center of Lelystad, designed by West 8. The theatre plays an important role...
Research Laboratory at Groningen University by UNStudio
Research Laboratory at Groningen University by UNStudio One of the strongest principles of contemporary architecture concerns the integral treatment of the volume; ideally, each of the five facades should reflect...
Music Theatre MUMUTH at KUG by UNStudio
Music Theatre MUMUTH at KUG by UNStudio The relationship between music and architecture is a classical one. And since the MUMUTH theatre belongs to the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz...
Möbius House by UNStudio
Möbius House by UNStudio With its low-slung, elongated outlines the private house forms a link between the different features of the surroundings; the spatial loop enables the house to...
Mercedes Benz Museum by UNStudio + Wenzel + Wenzel
Mercedes Benz Museum by UNStudio + Wenzel + Wenzel The Mercedes Benz Museum intricately combines structure and content. The Museum is dedicated to a legendary car; its unique structure has been specifically...
La Defense Offices by UNStudio
La Defense Offices by UNStudio La Defense office complex is well integrated with the larger urban plan. Both its height and the entrances into the inner courtyards tie in with the larger...
Electrical Substation in Innsbruck by UNStudio
Electrical Substation in Innsbruck by UNStudio A consistent plane that contains future projections lends unity to the location and exerts an alternative form of control over potential developments. The...
The Scotts Tower by UNStudio
The Scotts Tower by UNStudio Designed to conserve space whilst maximizing live/work/play areas, The Scotts Tower presents a new dimension of functional and flexible vertical space. The...
De Onlanden Observation Tower by UNStudio
De Onlanden Observation Tower by UNStudio The observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen is the result of a study into the optimal...
New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion by UNStudio + Handel Architects
New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion by UNStudio + Handel Architects Commissioned by The Battery Conservancy and developed in collaboration with the Parks Department and Department of Transportation, the New Amsterdam Plein &...
DUO² - EEA and Tax Offices by UNStudio
DUO² - EEA and Tax Offices by UNStudio A greener approach to tall buildings in the post-iconic age: New home of the (EEA) Education Executive Agency and Tax Offices. A new, 92 meter tall complex of...
Galleria Centercity by UNStudio + GANSAM Architects & Partners
Galleria Centercity by UNStudio + GANSAM Architects & Partners Eye Shopping – Re-conquering the public domain within a commercial destination: UNStudio's Galleria Centercity Department Store in the Korean city of Cheonan...
Singapore University of Technology and Design by UNStudio
Singapore University of Technology and Design by UNStudio UNStudio, in collaboration with DP Architects, has been selected from a shortlist of five practices to design Plot A of the SUTD (Singapore University of...
UNStudio Tower by UNStudio
UNStudio Tower by UNStudio The 21 storey UNStudio Tower forms part of the Mahler 4 urban complex, a cluster of six buildings located in the heart of the South Axis in Amsterdam. The...
Collector's Loft by UNStudio
Collector's Loft by UNStudio Living with Books and Art: a loft in New York, USA. The UNStudio design for an existing loft located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan explores the interaction...

Key projects

  • Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany
  • Erasmus Bridge, Netherlands
  • Mobius House, Netherlands
  • NMR Facility, Netherlands
  • VilLA NM, USA
  • Galleria Department Store, Korea
  • Star Place, Taiwan
  • Theatre Agora, Netherlands
  • Music Theatre, Austria
  • Arnhem Central Station, Netherlands
  • Raffles City, China
  • I’Park Suwon, Korea
  • Dance Palace, Russia

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