UNA is an international practice operating within the field of architecture, urbanism, art and academia.

Based in Hamburg, UNA architecture office focusses on cultural projects. Working at different scales, the projects range from publications to exhibition designs, curatorial projects to temporary pavilions, buildings and urban interventions. Recent work includes the design of an Art Foundation within the complex of a Palladian villa in Italy; the cultural masterplan and building proposal for a museum extension of the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany; the exhibition design of “Partners in Design. Alfred Barr and Philip Johnson”; and the installation of a Nomadic Bookstore for Lars Müller Publishers at the Salone del Mobile in Milan - developed as part of a AA Diploma 'AA MuseumLab' unit lead by Giulia Foscari. 

Giulia Foscari


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”. 

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Daniel Springer
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