We recently visited each international firm competing in our Southbank by Beulah project to learn more about their process and approach to architecture. It was a great pleasure to witness our semi-finalists hard at work behind-the-scenes. Here we share with you a glimpse into their craft.


Archi-Tour with BIG


Joining us from BIG at the Future Cities Symposium will be partner, Brian Yang who has worked closely with Bjarke Ingels on a wide range of projects from the 8 House, a residential building in Copenhagen, to the conceptual design of a mobile gallery for the Tate Modern in London.


Archi-Tour with UNSTUDIO


Joining us from UNSTUDIO at the Future Cities Symposium will be co-founder, Caroline Bos. She has taught as a guest lecturer at Princeton University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.


Archi-Tour with MVRDV


Joining us from MVRDV at the Future Cities Symposium will be co-founder, Winy Maas; who has received the Order of the Dutch Lion from the Netherlands Government and has been made a Chevalier de la Légion D'honneur by the French Government for his contributions to the fields of Architecture and Urbanism. He is also a professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft.


Archi-Tour with OMA


Joining us from OMA at the Future Cities Symposium will be be Managing Partner and partner-in-charge, David Gianotten. David is responsible for the management, business strategy, and growth of OMA worldwide and has overseen design and construction of some of OMA’s most prolific projects, including the completed Shenzhen Stock Exchange headquarters in Shenzhen and the final stages of the CCTV headquarters in Beijing.




Joining us from Coop Himmelb(l)au at the Future Cities Symposium will be founding partner, Wolf D. Prix, who is one of the few original architects involved in the deconstructivism movement which became prominent in the 1980s. Wolf D. Prix has received numerous awards including the Great Austrian State Award and the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art.




Joining us from MAD at the Future Cities Symposium will be Principal Partner and Founder, Ma Yansong – one of the ‘10 most creative people in architecture’ according to Fast Company and is highly regarded in the new generation of architects. In 2014 he was awarded “Young Global Leaders (YGL)” by World Economic Forum and in 2012, his iconic project “Absolute Towers,” was named the “Best Tall Building in the Americas” by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.