UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an international network specializing in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects. With six full-service international offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Dubai and Melbourne and over 200 employees from 27 countries.
UNStudio’s mission is to design for lasting impact and contribute to the societal challenges of urbanization, climate change, ageing populations and socioeconomic inequality. Driven by purpose and focused on solutions, we create value by designing for the implications of these megatrends on our built environment. Designs that make our lives healthier, have little impact on the planet, but a lasting impact on our cities – and people.
Future-proofing the future
As what is designed today is normally built in three to five years’ time, UNStudio is used to work with the future in mind – but that’s changing faster than ever before. To ensure no materials are wasted or investments made that are no longer sustainable or appropriate in today’s world, strategies are developed that not only anticipate the future, but possible changes to that future as well.
UNStudio’s sights are set on creating and contributing to a greener, healthier and smarter built environment so that users can focus more on fostering stronger future communities. UNStudio believes that the key to ‘future-proofing the future’ is knowledge. For the last decade, UNStudio has focused on expanding their understanding of trends and practices in architecture and beyond.
UNSx and UNSFutures are UNStudio’s dedicated teams researching new forms of culture, methodologies, materials and technology that are reshaping the world. The results contribute to our mission of producing user-centric designs that are adaptive, resilient and future-proof, whatever the future may bring.