News - 26 June 2017

Ben van Berkel and UNStudio selected as the A&W Architect of the Year

We are very proud to announce that Architektur & Wohnen has appointed UNStudio ‘A&W architect of the year 2017’.

Since 2006 AW Architektur & Wohnen has nominated outstanding designers for the ‘A&W Architect of the Year’ award. This year the jury honoured Ben van Berkel for his body of work and expressed its appreciation for "the unique approach of the office that results in exciting buildings that are always either in harmony or in animated discourse with their surroundings".

The prize is awarded together with the sponsor USM Möbelbausysteme in the form of a public exhibition curated by the prize-winner.

Exhibition: 'The Future of Work: Human Refocus'
USM Showroom on Französische Str. 48, 10117 Berlin
The exhibition will be open from July 5th to August 19th 2017

Titled ‘The Future of Work: Human Refocus’, the exhibition forecasts how the next wave of technological breakthroughs will affect how, where and what we think about work. Technology can support, rather than replace, humans and in so doing re-centre the human experience. In the exhibition, UNStudio’s innovation and forecasting team ‘Work & Campus’ presents a selection of their ongoing research projects, which investigate how digital technology and automation is driving the evolution of work