Ben van Berkel
The Dutch star architect designs for Parador.
The wood look with supposed gaps creates a creates a stimulating dichotomy of the senses.
In the area of conflict between nature and art, a secretly seductive design decor emerges.
The Dutchman runs the architecture and design office UNStudio in Amsterdam together with a female partner. Besides his professional activities as an architect and urban planner, Ben van Berkel teaches as a professor at the State University for Visual Art in Frankfurt am Main. Among other things, the architect is known for the new Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart and the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam.
Ben van Berkel website
AIT Award, Special Mention (Ardmore Residence, Singapur)
Pinnacle Award of Excellence (Ardmore Residence, Singapur)
IDA Gold Award (Canaletto Tower, London)
ULI Award for Excellence (Music Theatre, Graz)
German Design Prize (Exhibition Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuttgart)
Red Dot Design Award 2009
Ben van Berkel wins Red Dot Design Award 2009 for Parador.