Duel + Duet: Ben van Berkel & Hernan Diaz Alonso (March 30, 2016)

Ben van Berkel discusses in depth the Arnheim rail station (1996-2015), from the initial research, through UN Studio‘s work with consultants, specialists and eight separate clients over twenty years to nudge a proposed train station into an “integral transfer location” that positively intensifies the experience of travelers. In response to questions from Hernan Diaz Alonso, Ben van Berkel discusss sustaining momentum. He stresses the need to be open to the possibilities of any style–minimal or maximal. He describes his office as being organized around recording, organizing and sharing ideas and discoveries. He agrees that architects today are stretched in many directions, but there’s still the possibility enhancing the utility and cultural effects of a project.

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