ULI Melbourne City Forum: Transformational Architectural Design - Integrating Systems Thinking


2022-11-24T17:45:00 - 2022-11-24T20:00:00

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    STHBNK by Beulah 6/55 Southbank Boulevard Southbank, Melbourne, VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA
    Registration Fee:
    ULI Member: $30 AUD + GST
    Non-member: $50 AUD + GST
    At this City Forum, delivered in partnership between ULI Australia, UNStudio and Beulah, Ben van Berkel will present a Keynote Presentation with insights from a range of projects in which UN Studio's integral system approach has led to multiple solutions. He will sketch possible scenarios for the development of healthy and sustainable environments that have a lasting impact for the people and our planet.

    Ben’s presentation will be followed by a moderated panel discussion considering how this approach may best be applied in our local context.

    UNStudio’s mission is to design for lasting impact and contribute to the societal challenges of urbanisation, climate change, ageing populations and socioeconomic inequality, delivering designs that make our lives healthier, have little impact on the planet, but a lasting impact on our cities - and their people.



    Ben Van Berkel

    Founder and Principal Architect, UNStudio

    Ben van Berkel studied architecture at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Architectural Association in London, receiving the AA Diploma with Honours in 1987. In 1988 he founded the Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau with the Caroline Bos, extending their theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture. In 1998 Ben van Berkel co-founded UNStudio (United Net). He has lectured and taught at many architectural schools around the world. Currently he holds the Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor's Chair at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In 2018 he founded UNSense, an Arch Tech company based in Amsterdam that designs and integrates human-centric tech solutions for the built environment.