UNStudio and Quant Architectuur win the competition to design the new Elysion Congress Center

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Project team
Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot, Erwin Horstmanshof, Pietro Scarpa, Rebekah Tien and Yangkenan Li.
Operator.- Van der Valk. Theatre technology and acoustics.- PBTA. Structural engineer.- Adviesbureau Tielemans. MEP and BREEAM.- DVP Smart Concepts. Cost consultancy.- ISIS Bouwadvies. D&B contractor and BREEAM.- Huybregts Relou. Project management and tender management.- DVP.
Van der Valk.
Total building surface.- 5,900 sqm. Extension of existing congress centre.- 2,400 sqm. Auditorium.- 2,100 sqm.
Aalsterweg, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos. UNSTUDIO

UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is a Dutch architectural design studio specialising in architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban development and infrastructural projects. The name, UNStudio, stands for United Network Studio referring to the collaborative nature of the practice.

Throughout 30 years of international project experience, UNStudio has continually expanded its capabilities through prolonged collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors across the globe. This network, combined with the centrally located offices in Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Frankfurt, enables UNStudio to work efficiently anywhere in the world. With already 120 built projects in Asia, Europe, and North America, the studio continues to expand its global presence with recent commissions in among others China, South-Korea, Qatar, Germany and the UK.

As a network practice, a highly flexible methodological approach has been developed which incorporates parametric designing and collaborations with leading specialists in other disciplines. The office has worked internationally since its inception and has produced a wide range of work ranging from public buildings, infrastructure, offices, residential, products, to urban masterplans.

Current projects include the design for Doha's Integrated Metro Network in Qatar, the mixed-use FOUR development in Frankfurt, the wasl Tower in Dubai and the Southbank by Beulah development in Melbourne. Pivotal realised projects include the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Arnhem Central Station, Raffles City Hangzhou in China, the Mobius House in the Netherlands and the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam. UNStudio has received many awards, the last ones being Red Dot Award product design (2013), Media Architecture Award (2012), National Steel Prize (2012) and 28th International Lighting Design Awards Collector’s Loft (2012).

Max Markusse, Kasper de Dun. Quant Architectuur

Quant Architectuur is an architecture and urban development office located in Venlo. With a variable composition, the office has been active in almost all construction sectors for more than 50 years.

The organization of the office aims to provide the architectural work in its entirety, through the development of solid economic, technical and architectural plans in collaboration with the client and other participants, within the established frameworks.

Quant Architectuur works in a structured way but being flexible, valuing the process and designing for a period of use. This makes your work sustainable and future-proof.



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