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UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is a Dutch architectural design studio specializing in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects. The practice has over 250 employees of 27 different nationalities and centrally located offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Frankfurt.

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The Looking Glass Facade Renovation / UNStudio

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

V on Shenton / UNStudio

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© Darren Soh
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 85507.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Scotts Tower / UNStudio

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© Darren Soh

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  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 16855.34
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Marina Clubhouse / UNStudio

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Zhongshan, China
  • Architects: UNStudio, Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 30151.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

UNStudio Wins France's Largest Private Architecture Competition for Cultural Cinema Center in EuropaCity

UNStudio has been selected as the winner of the largest ever private initiative architectural competition to be held in France – for the keystone ‘Centre Culturel’ of the new EuropaCity development currently being developed in the Triangle de Gonesse region just north of Paris.

As a brand new ground-up district, in 2017 EuropaCity launched a call for the design of 8 key buildings to be located within BIG’s competition winning master plan, including a concert hall, hotels, contemporary circus and exhibition hall. UNStudio was chosen to design the new Centre Culturel Dédié Au 7è Art, which will house a cinema complex and “cultural laboratory.”

Rooftop. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Entrance. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Production space. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio Lobby. Rendering by Flying Architecture. Image Courtesy of UNStudio + 17

UNStudio Reveals New Renderings of Massive Frankfurt Skyscraper Development

UNStudio has revealed new renderings of their massive development and master plan for FOUR Frankfurt, as the firm joins forces with HPP Architects (UNS + HPP) to carry out the next stages of the project.

Located on a 16,000 square meter site in the Frankfurt financial district formerly housing offices for Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt FOUR will consist of a multi-story, mixed-use plinth and four skyline-changing high-rise towers, the tallest of which will cap out at 748 feet (228 meters).

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Georgia's Kutaisi Airport Taps UNStudio for Terracing Expansion Just 4 Years After its Opening

Less than five years after the opening of Georgia’s Kutaisi ‘King David the Builder’ International Airport, rapidly increasing usage (from 12,915 passengers a year in 2012 to more than 300,000 in 2016) has prompted the airport to begin plans for an expansion that could serve as many as 1,000,000 passengers by 2020.

To achieve these goals, the airport has returned to the architects who designed the original structure, UNStudio (with local architects Artstudio Project), to develop a unique airport concept featuring terraced waiting areas and a rooftop viewing garden.

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Canaletto Residential Tower / UNStudio

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  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21732.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

UNStudio Designs Dubai Supertall with One of the World's Tallest Ceramic Facades

UNStudio, working in collaboration with Werner Sobek, have unveiled their designs for the Wasl Tower, a 300-meter tall skyscraper in Dubai. Centrally located along the main thoroughfare that connects the Emirates north to south, the Wasl Tower sits directly opposite the Burj Khalifa and, once completed, will feature one of the world’s tallest ceramic facades. Inspired by the movement of the city, the 300-meter supertall building takes on a "contrapposto" form, responding to the Sheikh Zayed Road along which it is sited.

Raffles City Hangzhou / UNStudio

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Hangzhou, China
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 392526.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Lane 189 / UNStudio

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Shanghai, China
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 38800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Mercedes-Benz Museum / UNStudio

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Stuttgart, Germany
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 35000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2006

UNStudio + Heerim Win Competition for Resident-Driven Housing Development in Seoul

UNStudio, in collaboration with Korean firm Heerim Architects & Planners, has won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan of Eunma Housing Development in the neighborhood of Daechi-Dong, Seoul. The unique project commission is being led by the residents of the Eunma Housing Development themselves, who have tasked the architects with redeveloping their current homes into a new, future-orientated eco-design that can be used as a blueprint for other resident-driven development projects.

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Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park / UNStudio

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Le Toison d’Or / UNStudio

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Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 48000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal / UNStudio

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  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 21750.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport / UNStudio

Following the selection of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' proposal for the Taiwan Taouyuan International Airport as the winning design, UNStudio has released their own proposal, which received 2nd place. Called the “most innovative design concept” and the design that the jury “wanted to experience the most” by Michael Sparks (jury member and Dean and Professor at Syracuse University), the proposal, with a design team headed by Ben Van Berkel, re-imagines the scale of the airport typology. Read more about their shortlisted entry after the break.

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Fairyland Guorui / UNStudio

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Ningbo Shi, China
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 23489.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015