Founded in 2001 by Elma van Boxel & Kirstian Koreman, ZUS is an international and interdisciplinary office working on the cutting edges of urban design, landscape and architecture. By being author, curator and critic their work spans the full spectrum of metropolitan and ecological challenges such as regional planning, city design, architecture and public space activation. The office is known through the park design for Shanghai World Expo 2010, their self-initiated Schieblock and Luchtsingel project in Rotterdam and their work for the BMW Guggenheim Lab. ZUS has been exhibited worldwide at the Biennales of Venice, Sao Paulo and Rotterdam. For their crossover achievements they have received the prestigious Rotterdam Maaskant Prize, the Berlin Urban Intervention Award and the European Urban Design and planning Awards 2014.