Arjan Dingsté - UN Studio
Trans-scalar Data Driven Design
In his talk Arjan Dingsté, Director / Senior Architect, will take the audience along the data driven design approach UNStudio is applying in their projects across the globe. This approach utilizing soft and hard parameters are driving their design projects though all scales: from small scale product and furniture designs to large mixed-use developments, multi-modal transportation hubs to complete metro networks but in special future oriented new mobility oriented like public transportation Cable Cars and Hyperloop terminals.
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 and the Wasl Tower in Dubai. 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.
Profile Arjan Dingsté
Ing., Ir., Dipl. Ing. ETH NDS, Breeam-NL
Director / Senior Architect
Arjan is a Director and Senior Architect at UNStudio, responsible for the managerial, technical, and aesthetical aspects of projects from concept to construction. He defines design strategies and manages external relations with clients and consultants in conjunction with internal project coordination. Having worked on several key UNStudio projects, such as the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, the Arnhem Central Masterplan in Arnhem, Qatar Rail Metro Network, The Booking.com Headquarters in Amsterdam, the Cable Car for Gothenburg and other public, commercial and large-scale infrastructure projects, Arjan has developed an integrated and strong approach to design management.
In his working experience he combines an analytic design and managerial approach with high ambitions on design, structural and material performance. Arjan brings the specific knowledge of organisational methods of an optimised public infrastructure, commercial typologies and technology driven innovations to UNStudio’s Knowledge Platforms and affiliated research projects.
Arjan is a registered architect and holds a Master of Science degree from the Technical University in Delft and Post-graduate degree from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich, CHBack to home page