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Practice information
Key architectsBen van Berkel
Caroline Bos
Harm Wassink
Gerard Loozekoot
Astrid Piber
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands
Significant works and honors
BuildingsMercedes-Benz Museum, Stuttgart (2001-2006)
ProjectsErasmus Bridge, Rotterdam (1990-1996)

UNStudio (formerly Van Berkel en Bos Architectenbureau) is a Dutch architectural practice specializing in architecture, urban development and "infrastructural" projects. The practice was founded in 1988 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. In 2009 UNStudio Asia was established, with its first office located in Shanghai, China. UNStudio Asia is a full daughter of UNStudio and is intricately connected to UNStudio Amsterdam. Initially serving to facilitate the design process for the Raffles City project in Hangzhou, UNStudio Asia has expanded into a full-service design office with a multinational team of all-round and specialist architects. UNStudio has an average work-force of 140 employees and a management team made up of two co-founders and three directors, Harm Wassink, Gerard Loozekoot and Astrid Piber.


Based in Amsterdam and Shanghai, UNStudio has worked internationally since its inception and has produced a wide range of work ranging from public buildings, infrastructure, offices, living, products, to urban masterplans.

UNStudio projects include:

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  • Falk Jaeger: "UNSTUDIO", JOVIS Verlag Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-939633-84-6
  1. ^ Todd Gannon (2004). UN Studio: Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Princeton Architectural Press, 2004. ISBN 1-56898-426-X
  2. ^ a b Rattenbury, Kester; Rob Bevan; Kiernan Long (2004). Architects of Today. Laurence King. pp. 210–211. ISBN 978-1-85669-492-6.
  3. ^ Manuel Gausa (1999). Single-family housing: the private domain. p.224

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