• ben VAN BERKEL
    vienna AUSTRIA

    Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos established UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, the mixed-use Raffles City in Hangzhou, a masterplan for Basauri, a dance theatre for St. Petersburg and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa.

    ben VAN BERKEL
    Thursday, 05/22
    7.00 pm / Lichthof 2
    University of Applied Arts Vienna
    Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
    1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA

  • L.A. Union Station Master Plan
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    UNStudio and EE&K a Perkins Eastman company, and Jacobs Engineering have submitted a proposal for a scope of work to develop a Master Plan of Los Angeles Union Station.

    Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, along with Jonathan Cohn of EE&K, presented their ‘Vision Board’ – a conceptual rendering in the year 2050, showing Los Angeles Union Station as a multi-modal transit hub with a mix of uses, new development and outdoor spaces. The intent of the Vision Board was to explore visionary possibilities for Union Station and surrounding areas. The vision submitted does not portray the final design issues that will be examined in the Master Plan, however it does show a hint of the possibilities for the city and the regional transit hub of the future.


  • ActiveMatter2012
    tel aviv ISRAEL

    Bringing together architects, engineers, product designers, environmentalists and Industrial manufacturers, ActiveMatter will ‘stir-up’ an interdisciplinary discussion, speculating and cultivating the emergence of new infrastructural and recreational systems within the vast Negev Desert.

    ActiveMatter2012, with Ben van Berkel, Brett Steele, Alisa Andrasek. Curated by Gary Freedman and Shany Barath
    Sunday, 02/26
    01.00 pm / The Peres Center for Peace, Yaffo
    AA Tel Aviv Visiting School

  • Scotts Tower


    UNStudio’s design for an Observation Tower for ‘De Onlanden’ presented to Natuurmonumenten

    On September 22nd, 2011, the design for an observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen, was presented to Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Natural Heritage) during the mini-symposium ‘Experience Nature with innovative concrete’ in Peize.


  • Scotts Tower
    singapore city SINGAPORE

    Ben van Berkel / UNStudio’s design for The Scotts Tower unveiled in Singapore

    UNStudio’s design for The Scotts Tower in Singapore will be the first development to be unveiled today under the Far East Organisation’s new SOHO brand. Designed to conserve space whilst maximizing live/work/play areas, The Scotts Tower presents a new dimension of functional and flexible vertical space.


  • lecture: ben van BERKEL
    cambridge MASSACHUSETTS

    ben van BERKEL

    Thursday 3 March
    6.30pm / Piper Auditorium
    Harvard GSD
    Gund Hall
    48 Quincy St
    Cambridge MA 02138

  • design models

    rizzoli: fluidity and flexibility are hallmarks of UN STUDIO projects, and many of these projects have literally reinvented a number of standard building types, such as power stations, museums, bridges, transportation hubs, and live-work residences. un studio projects fuse a sophisticated understanding of digital design with a formal and material exploration that has ensured that their work reaches far beyond the “supermodernism” associated with other dutch firms. this book presents the firm’s complete body of work.

  • move

    architectura & natura: long awaited reprint in one volume of this seminal and influential architecture manifesto that was first released in 1998 by the founders of UNSTUDIO. move examines the architect’s new role in an environment of technological, public and economic change. the redefinition of organizational structures is the common thread running through the three chief volumes (imagination, techniques, and effects) that are published in this edition as one book.