CTBUH Silver Member

UNStudio

About

Member Since: 2019

Member Offices: Amsterdam

Website: http://www.unstudio.com/

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.

Fields of Expertise

Architecture; Transportation / Urban Infrastructure; Urban Design

Membership details

Membership Level

Silver

Member Since

2019

Member Offices

  • Amsterdam

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Al Wasl Tower

300.6 m / 986 ft

2

Raffles City Hangzhou Tower 2

256.5 m / 841 ft

3

Raffles City Hangzhou Tower 1

256.3 m / 841 ft

4

V on Shenton Residential Tower

237 m / 778 ft

5

FOUR Frankfurt 1

228 m / 748 ft

6

80 Collins South

188.4 m / 618 ft

7

FOUR Frankfurt 2

172 m / 564 ft

8

Scotts Tower

153 m / 502 ft

9

Erasmusbrug

139 m / 456 ft

10

Ardmore Residence

135.7 m / 445 ft

Awards

Ctbuh Leaders

Astrid Piber

Astrid Piber

CTBUH Awards Interior Space Jury, 2021

Amsterdam

Building Completions Timeline

 

Videos

30 May 2018

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

The Canaletto residential tower, located halfway between the City of London and Angel in Islington, comprises a 31-story tower with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom...

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Research

06 November 2014

From Block to Blob and Back Again

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...

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Global News

21 April 2021

Proposed St. Petersburg Office Design Bisected with Zigzagging Atrium

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has revealed its design for an office in St. Petersburg, Russia, which will contain an atrium that rises diagonally through the...

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Rank
Name
City
Height

1

Southbank by Beulah Tower 1

Melbourne

366 m

1,201 ft

2

Al Wasl Tower

Dubai

301 m

986 ft

3

Yongjia World Trade Center Tower 1

Wenzhou

287 m

942 ft

4

Raffles City Hangzhou Tower 2

Hangzhou

257 m

841 ft

5

Raffles City Hangzhou Tower 1

Hangzhou

256 m

841 ft

6

Southbank by Beulah Tower 2

Melbourne

251 m

823 ft

7

V on Shenton Residential Tower

Singapore

237 m

778 ft

8

FOUR Frankfurt 1

Frankfurt am Main

228 m

748 ft

9

80 Collins South

Melbourne

188 m

618 ft

10

The Bridge

Warsaw

174 m

571 ft

11

FOUR Frankfurt 2

Frankfurt am Main

172 m

564 ft

12

Scotts Tower

Singapore

153 m

502 ft

13

Yongjia World Trade Center Tower 5

Wenzhou

146 m

479 ft

14

The Light*house

Aarhus

142 m

466 ft

15

Erasmusbrug

Rotterdam

139 m

456 ft

16

Ardmore Residence

Singapore

136 m

445 ft

17

Icon Tower

São Paulo

134 m

440 ft

18

SOHO Hailun Plaza

Shanghai

130 m

427 ft

19

Hanwha Headquarters

Seoul

126 m

412 ft

20

Epic Tower

São Paulo

125 m

410 ft

21

V on Shenton Office Tower

Singapore

123 m

404 ft

22

FOUR Frankfurt 3

Frankfurt am Main

120 m

394 ft

23

Chronicle Tower

London

115 m

377 ft

24

FOUR Frankfurt 4

Frankfurt am Main

100 m

328 ft

25

Canaletto

London

96 m

314 ft

26

Prins Claus Brug

Utrecht

92 m

301 ft

27

EEA and Tax Office

Groningen

92 m

301 ft

28

UN Studio Tower

Amsterdam

85 m

279 ft

29

La Tour

Apeldoorn

75 m

246 ft

30

Parktoren

Arnhem

70 m

230 ft

30

Rijntoren

Arnhem

70 m

230 ft

32

Eclipse

Düsseldorf

68 m

223 ft

33

Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier D1

Hamburg

66 m

215 ft

33

Westfield Hamburg Überseequartier D2

Hamburg

66 m

215 ft

35

NEO

Munich

60 m

197 ft

36

JetBrains Office

St. Petersburg

- m

- ft

Statistics

150 m+ Buildings

300 m+ Buildings

Average Building Age*

9 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (36%), 9 Buildings

Most Common Material*

Concrete (54%), 7 Buildings

* Based on 150 m+ buildings currently in the database.

Total: 25 Buildings for which a function has been assigned.
 
Total: 13 Buildings for which a material has been assigned.
 

*Based on 26 Completed & Under Construction Buildings

Building Completions Timeline

 

Construction Time Chart

NOTE: Construction start time is not available for all buildings. The average construction time is only displayed if there is three or more buildings with construction start and complete data in that year.

 

30 May 2018 | Chicago

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

The Canaletto residential tower, located halfway between the City of London and Angel in Islington, comprises a 31-story tower with studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom...

06 November 2014

From Block to Blob and Back Again

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...

16 October 2005

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

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 –...

21 April 2021

Proposed St. Petersburg Office Design Bisected with Zigzagging Atrium

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has revealed its design for an office in St. Petersburg, Russia, which will contain an atrium that rises diagonally through the...

09 April 2021

Skyscraper Project Proposed for Warsaw

Located next to the former headquarters of the Bellona publishing house, The Bridge will be connected to a common lobby creating an unprecedented composition on...

23 February 2021

Melbourne Skyscraper Delivers What Could Be World's Tallest Vertical Garden

Developer Beulah is in the process of creating the world’s tallest vertical garden on its AU$2 billion (US$1.5 billion) Southbank tower in Melbourne. The images...

23 July 2020

Office and Hotel Tower in Melbourne's CBD Reaches Completion

The 41-level office tower standing 216 meters tall at the Paris end of Collins Street, in Melbourne’s CBD, is officially complete. Multiplex has completed work...

27 April 2020

Australian Government Approves Plan for Country’s Tallest Building

What will be Australia’s tallest building, towering more than 354 meters above Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), Southbank by Beulah has been approved by the...

27 April 2020

Australian Government Approves Plan for Country’s Tallest Building

What will be Australia’s tallest building, towering more than 354 meters above Melbourne’s central business district (CBD), Southbank by Beulah has been approved by the...

08 August 2019

Construction Tops Out on Melbourne Skyscraper

Global construction company Multiplex has reached a major construction milestone on the AU$800 million (US$544 million) mixed-use project at 80 Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD,...

Ctbuh Leaders At UNStudio

Astrid Piber

CTBUH Awards Interior Space Jury, 2021

Astrid Piber

Amsterdam