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About UNStudio

Throughout more than 30 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisers across the globe. This network, combined with their centrally located offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Frankfurt enables them 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.

The practice favours an integral approach to architecture; a non-hierarchical, complex, generative and integral design process that
takes on board all aspects of architecture. Time, use, circulation, construction and all other material and virtual systems and
underlying values are studied, visualised, related to each other and finally joined into an inclusive organisational structure. The shifting fields of engineering, urbanism and infrastructure form some of the most important parameters of architecture. These
fields exist concurrently in one project.

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UNStudio at CTBUH

Astrid Piber

Astrid Piber

CTBUH Awards Interior Space Jury, 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marianthi Tatari

Marianthi Tatari

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Frans van Vuure

Frans van Vuure

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

CTBUH Leaders at UNStudio

Astrid Piber

Astrid Piber

CTBUH Awards Interior Space Jury, 2020
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marianthi Tatari

Marianthi Tatari

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Frans van Vuure

Frans van Vuure

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sander Versluis

Sander Versluis

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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CTBUH Resources Involving UNStudio

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Award of Excellence

Ribbons Over Islington: A Distinct Residential Tower in a Desirable London Neighborhood

30 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
Aref Lahham, Orion City Road Trustee Limited; Sander Versluis, UNStudio

From Block to Blob and Back Again

Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV
Ben van Berkel, UNStudio

Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries

Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York
Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham

Papers/Research

From Block to Blob and Back Again
Nov 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue IV; Ben van Berkel, UNStudio
United Network Studio (UN Studio) is a Dutch architecture firm founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, which in the 2000s established offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong, partly to accommodate the firm’s increasing number of highly detailed…
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim of establishing the advantages of such linkages, and how these could be…

Tall Buildings Involving UNStudio