UNA is an international practice operating within the field of architecture, urbanism, art and academia.
Based in Hamburg, the office works at different scales, specialising on projects that range from writings and publications, to exhibition designs and curatorial work, interior architecture, temporary pavilions, buildings and urban interventions. Recent work includes the exhibition design of “Partners in Design. Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson” for the Kunsthalle Bielefeld; the masterplan and buidling proposal for a museum extension of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld; the installation of a “Nomadic Bookstore”, i.e. a temporary pavilion, for Lars Müller Publishers at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, developed in collaboration with AA Diploma students; the design of a recreational facility in Russia, developed in collaboration with EGO; and, a design competition for the restoration of a historic Venetian building complex, developed as “local architect” of OMA.
founder of UNA
Giulia Foscari is an architect, curator and author who has been practising in Asia, South America and Europe. She is the founder of UNA, a Hamburg-based international architecture practice focussed on cultural projects, and a partner of Foscari Widmann Rezzonico Associati, in Venice. Her working experience includes an extensive collaboration with OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) which started in Hong Kong in 2009 and led her to run OMA’s South American platform from Argentina, developing projects in Colombia, Uruguay, and Brazil. In 2014 Giulia authored “Elements of Venice”, a book published by Lars Müller Publishers which was awarded the DAM Architectural Book Award in 2015. In parallel to practicing architecture, Giulia worked on multiple curatorial projects (including exhibitions in four editions of the Venice Biennale) and is engaged in academia. Having taught at the Hong Kong University for five academic years, in 2015 she was invited to teach as Unit Master at the Architectural Association, where she runs the “AA Museum Lab”.