Two final keynotes added to ‘Designing the Hybrid City’: UNStudio and RAD

We have just added our two final keynotes to the program of our ‘Designing the Hybrid City’ Conference 16-17 August in Shanghai. (See for the full program)

Aaron Tan – Rad

Aaron Tan founded RAD (Hong Kong) in 1994. Leading a team of designers of multinational origin, the office incorporates the global nature of its urban architectural experiences to develop new contemporary Asian urban planning and architectural approaches. Aaron completed a theoretical research project on the Kowloon walled City which he started in Harvard. Part of the research & RAD projects have been published & exhibited in various international journals and biennales. Aaron has delivered public lectures in Asia, Europe and USA.

Caroline Bos – UNStudio
Caroline Bos (1959) studied History of Art at Birkbeck College of the University of London and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. In 1988 she founded Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau with the architect Ben van Berkel, extending their joint theoretical and writing projects to the practice of architecture. Realized projects include the Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam, museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen and the Moebius house.

In 1998 Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos founded UNStudio (United Net). UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Current projects are the restructuring of the station area of Arnhem, a shopping mall renovation in Kaohsiung, a masterplan for Basauri, a music theatre for Graz and the design and restructuring of the Harbor Ponte Parodi in Genoa. UNStudio has realized amongst others the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, a façade and interior renovation for the Galleria Department store in Seoul and a private villa in up-state New York.

Her lecture is titled ‘DEEP PLANNING – Relational Models for the Sustainable City’
and is an introduction to Caroline Bos’ and Ben van Berkel’s new book that will be published in August 2010: Caroline Bos & Ben van Berkel, ‘DEEP PLANNING – Relational Models for the Sustainable City‘, August 2010, UNStudio Amsterdam


The Mobile City website is maintained by Martijn de Waal and Michiel de Lange.