Basket Bar and Utrecht University Campus

Quick visit to the two most recent buildings in the Uijthof University Campus, Utrecht NL: the almost childish yet supercool Basket Bar by the (un)disciplinate NL Architects and the severe and aristocratic Utrecht University Library by Wiel Arets… in the back the most paranoid building by mr. K. appears: can you say the name?

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UNPACKED is an agile and fresh Office supporting a wide range of creative activities. Mainly is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving diverse disciplines including art, architecture, urban planning, photography, design, business innovation, teaching, communication and more.

UNPACKED unveils the opportunities hidden into the folds of obvious and banal, through architectures, installations, exhibitions, performances, workshops, various experiments of communication and relational design, instant and spontaneous playgrounds, experments inbetween digital and analog.

The office based in Rome started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia” and is currently driven by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators