website: www.unstudio.com

UNStudio (formerly van Berkel & Bos) is a Dutch architectural practice specializing in architecture, urban development and “infrastructural” projects. The practice was founded in 1998 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos. The initials “UN” stand for United Network, a reference to the collaborative nature of the practice comprising individuals from various countries with backgrounds and technical training in numerous fields. UNStudio has an average work-force of 100 employees and a management team made up of two directors and three partners, Harm Wassink, Gerard Loozekoot and Astrid Piber. Architects such as Winy Maas and Jacob van Rijs (who helped found MVRDV) have worked at the firm.

Ben van Berkel’s list of recommended/significant architecture (post 1980):

All sites for UNStudio:


Agora Theatre

Agora Theatre

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (be the first to vote by clicking on the stars)
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands
Architect/Designer: UNstudio

Groningen EEA & tax offices

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (be the first to vote by clicking on the stars)
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Architect/Designers: UNstudio + DUO2

Mercedes Benz Museum

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 vote, 90.00% worth checking out)
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Architect/Designers: UNStudio

new amsterdam pavilion

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 vote, 74.29% worth checking out)
Location: New York, USA
Architect/Designers: UNStudio

UNStudio Burnham Pavilion

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 vote, 60.00% worth checking out)
Location: Chicago, USA
Architect/Designers: UNStudio

MUMUTH

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (4 vote, 80.00% worth checking out)
Location: Graz, Austria
Architect/Designers: UNStudio

Star Place

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 vote, 76.00% worth checking out)
Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Architect/Designers: UNStudio