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UNStudio's Ben van Berkel on Designing High-Rise for Central London

UNStudio's Ben van Berkel on Designing High-Rise for Central London

In the latest episode of Monocle's Section D, Josh Fehnert talks to Ben van Berkel, co-founder and principal of Amsterdam-based UNStudio, about London's new Caneletto residential tower. The office, which was founded in 1988, has completed projects around the world ranging from Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge to the Mercedes-Benz Museumin Stuttgart. With over 81 built projects, and 54 currently in progress (including Raffles City in Hangzhou and Scotts Tower in Singapore), London’s Canaletto Tower (which is due to be completed in 2015) marks the practice’s first major project in the UK. The tower, located at the confluence of two London districts — Islington and Shoreditch — marks a significant moment for the Dutch practice's œuvre.

This episode also heads to Rio de Janeiro to meet Brazilian jewellery designer Monica Pondé, and chats to both Copenhagen's Technology and Environment Mayor and Ambassador Mona Juul about Norwegian design.

Read an interview with Ben van Berkel about the Canaletto Tower on ArchDaily:

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "UNStudio's Ben van Berkel on Designing High-Rise for Central London" 02 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769483/unstudios-ben-van-berkel-on-designing-high-rise-for-central-london/> ISSN 0719-8884