The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has shared its new keynote of Ben van Berkel, Founder and Principal of UNStudio, from the WAF 2019.
Berkel’s keynote, titled “Flow and the Expansion of the Profession”, elaborates WAF’s 2019 theme “Flow” in terms of the transitional strategies of the profession.
In his 50-minute keynote, Ben van Berkel speculates about the future of the built environment and presents a number of scenarios that outline how technology, developments in mobility, and finding a balance between cultural versus economic values can change our cities and buildings for the better.
Ben van Berkel also talks about the studio’s completed and ongoing projects, including Möbius House in Het Gooi, the Netherlands, Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Raffles City in Hangzhou, Wasl Tower in Dubai, Southbank by Beulah in Melbourne, Hyperloop Hubs between Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Video courtesy of World Architecture Festival