BIG has been announced as the 3rd Most Admired Office according to this year's BD World Architecture 100 survey – as voted for by our peers.
Bjarke and others talk about BIG's philosophy and work for this year's PODER AWARDS ceremony, where Bjarke received the 2013 Poder Designer of the Year Award. David Martin, developer of the COCO project in Miami: "Bjarke inspires to always trying to challenge the conventions, and how to think differently about the way we create environments, and how to enhance people's lives".
A BIG handshake between the Taiwan Land Development Corporation and BIG's Partner Jakob Lange and Director Andre Schmidt on the Hualien Residential project in Taiwan.
BIG has been announced winner of the international design competition for the new Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) in Montpellier, France. The new museum, a mixture of architecture and nature, will explore the human body from an artistic, scientific and societal approach through cultural activities, interactive exhibitions, performances and workshops.
The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation will be donating the necessary funding to build BIG’s BLÅVAND BUNKER MUSEUM in Varde, on the west coast of Denmark.
The BIG U has been selected for the 3rd round in the REBUILD BY DESIGN, a multi-stage design competition that will develop innovative projects to protect and enhance Sandy-affected communities in the Northeast of USA. The BIG U consists of a tailor-designed, community driven, integrated protection system, wrapping Manhattan from West 57th Street down to The Battery and up to East 42nd Street. More info about the process, proposals and weekly updates can be found here.
BIG is among the finalists for the FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards 'Urban Ideas in Action programme' for Superkilen. Check out the VIDEO:: The winner will be announced on December 10 in New York.
BIG has received the IOC/IAKS's Gold Medal for Superkilen, the award for projects that integrate sensible sustainability and legacy considerations, strong functional planning, and exceptional architectural design.
BIG has completed the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør. The 6,000 m² museum is wrapped around the old dock, preserving the heritage structure while transforming it to a courtyard bringing daylight and air in to the heart of the submerged museum. BIG’s renovation scheme reflects Denmark's historical and contemporary role as one of the world's leading maritime nations.
BIG is chosen as the winner of 950-974 Market, a 446,000 sqf (ca. 42,000 sqm) mixed-use development including residences, retail, arts space and theaters in the heart of San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood. BIG’s first Bay Area project.
AIR+PORT, originally exhibited at the Danish Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2012, is now exhibited at the Danish Architecture Centre from October 11, 2013 - January 26, 2014. 'Greenland - Head for the centre of the world', invites visitors on a sensuous and exciting journey to modern Greenland. The exhibition provides a new and up-to-date view of Greenland with all the opportunities and challenges, which recent years have opened up for its people and society.
BIG is proud to announce the publication of the BIG monograph by Arquitectura Viva. In Spanish and English, this monograph includes 25 projects by BIG from 2001 until 2013, alongside Bjarke's essay on Pragmatic Pleasures - BIG’s perception on an unprejudiced way of designing that combines hedonism and pragmatism.
BIG has unveiled its design for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a public space and pavilion in form of a massive wood-clad triangular viewing platform for events and skyline gazing.
BIG, along with four other design firms, has been selected out of 18 submissions to the second and final round of the design competition for the new 60,000 m2 Media HQ for Axel Springer in Berlin.
BIG+Gehl+Anpartsselskabet Kilden Mortensen+CASA entreprise+MOE have been selected to rethink DOCK 7 at the Aarhus harbor front. DOCK 7 consists of 20,000 m2 of housing, a 1,000 m2 theater, and 2,000 m2 of restaurants, galleries and cafes.
BIG's submission for the 2012 competition for the most famous landmark on the former grounds of the Carlsberg Brewery, the Elephant Gate, was to create a contemporary exhibition experience within a world class heritage building. BIG’s concept was to create the longest bar in the world, a flexible icon that snakes through the entire New Carlsberg Brewhouse.
Last weekend, BIG unveiled an installation in the form of a giant rain cloud at CHART | ART FAIR, Copenhagen's first art fair exclusively focussed on contemporary art displaying the best of contemporary art galleries from the Nordic region.
On Friday, BIG+WHR+Arup has been announced as one of the three design teams to participate in the second phase of the design competition for the 124,000 sqm. Nyt Hospital Nordsjælland, north of Copenhagen. “BIG’s ideas, together with the large green spaces and green surfaces, mean that we really can talk about a healing hospital in the best possible interpretation of the concept”, the jury commented.
BIG is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. We believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism.
In our projects we test the effects of size and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the triple bottom line of the social, economic and ecological outcome. Like a form of programmatic alchemy we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms. In all our actions we try to move the focus from the small details to the BIG picture.
BIG is led by partners – Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Finn Nørkjær, David Zahle, Jakob Lange, Thomas Christoffersen and Managing Partners, Sheela Maini Søgaard and Kai-Uwe Bergmann.
Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal awarded Bjarke the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award. In 2012, the American Institute of Architects granted the 8 House its Honor Award, calling it “a complex and exemplary project of a new typology.”
Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University and is an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. He is a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, and the World Economic Forum.
Andreas Klok Pedersen is Partner and Design Director of BIG Copenhagen. He is Partner-in-Charge of a number of BIG’s competitions, master plans and large-scale projects in Europe and Asia. Most recently, Andreas has led the prize-winning competitions for the PARC research center in Paris, Basel Transitlager, Greenland National Gallery of Art and the Shenzhen Energy Mansion as well as the ongoing regional planning project the Loop City. His projects also count the Urban Future Award research project for Audi, the carbon neutral Zira Island in Azerbaijan, Tamayo Museum, Ren People’s Building, Lego Towers, Kløvermark, Scala Library, Arlanda Hotel and BIG’s contribution to the Venice Biennale in 2004 and 2010. In addition to managing competitions and concept development at BIG, Andreas runs an Architecture studio at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and lectures internationally on BIG’s current research and projects. Andreas was Guest-Professor at the AHO School of Architecture in Oslo Norway in the fall 2011.
David Zahle is a Partner at BIG and the Project and Design Architect responsible for many of BIG´s award winning projects. His collaboration with Bjarke Ingels began in 2002 with the VM Residences in Copenhagen. During the same year David won the Helsingør Psychiatric Hospital and subsequently followed it through to completion in 2006. He also led the design of the Stavanger Concert House, which was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2004 for the world’s best concert house, the Magnakil Education Centre in the Faroe Islands and the Danish Maritime Museum from its concept stage in 2007 to completion in 2012. Recently David has overseen the design of many prominent projects including a new art gallery and sculpture park in Norway, the Quingdao Science Museum, the Experimentarium competition in Copenhagen and the prize winning Amagerforbrænding; Copenhagen’s new Waste-to-Energy Plant with an innovative roof doubling as a ski slope. In addition to his design success, David has lectured on BIG’s works throughout Europe and taught throughout Scandinavia.
Finn Nørkjær is a Partner at BIG and has collaborated with Bjarke Ingels since he won the competition on his very first project for the Aquatic Centre in 2001. Finn was instrumental in translating Bjarke’s visionary architecture into projects which could be built by bringing his extensive experience to the table. In addition to the Aquatic Centre, Finn has worked extensively on most of BIG’s built projects, eg. the VM Houses and The Mountain which was completed in 2008. Only with his thorough attention to detail and ability to work within the given budget was this breakthrough project able to see the light of day. Finn’s latest projects include the 8 House and the Danish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, which have been completed in Copenhagen, Denmark and Shanghai, China respectively. Currently Finn is working on a 20.000m2 Education Centre in MagnakIl on Faroe Islands.
Jakob Lange is a Partner at BIG and has collaborated with Bjarke Ingels since 2003. As a Project Leader for several prize and award-winning projects, Jakob has been instrumental in several of BIG’s largest commissions. He has led design and development of The Mountain and most recently served as the Project Leader for the new Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia, which will be completed in 2014. Most recently Jakob led the winning design team for the Koutalaki Ski Village in Finland and Stockholm City Gate in Sweden. In addition to his skills as a Design Architect, Jakob has led website designs for PLOT & BIG, which were nominated for a Cyber Lion at the 2004 Cannes Advertising Festival. Jakob also manages BIG’s relationship with sister company, product designers KiBiSi.
Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in over 10 different countries. In addition to these duties, Kai-Uwe is also Head of Communications.
Sheela Maini Søgaard’s primary responsibility is the general management of BIG, with special focus on finances. Since she joined BIG in August 2008 her focus has been on optimizing cashflow, formalizing contract policy and worked with the organizational structure, the latter of which has most notably resulted in a re-alignment in the Business Development area at BIG. Sheela’s professional experience covers, among other things, process optimization, cost control and business development, skills which she has accumulated from her time as Business Development Manager at Meyers ApS, a long commitment with GN ReSound, where she had several managing roles, latest as International Product Manager, as well as her time as Strategy consultant at McKinsey.
Thomas Christoffersen began his collaboration with Bjarke Ingels in 2001 when PLOT was first formed. Thomas has worked on every notable project from the VM Houses to one of our most global developments, Astana National Library. He is currently overseeing the detail design and construction of the 75.000m2 mixed-used West 57 building in Manhattan. Other accomplishments include the design for Iceland’s National Bank and Stavanger Concert house in Norway. In addition to his long standing participation in all things BIG, Thomas took a sabbatical year to work in New York City with WORK Architects and has also worked with Stan Allen, David Ling in NYC and Henning Larsen Architects.
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BIG is proud to announce the publication of the BIG monograph by Arquitectura Viva. In Spanish and English, this monograph includes 25 projects by BIG from 2001 until 2013, alongside Bjarke's essay on Pragmatic Pleasures - BIG’s perception on an unprejudiced way of designing that combines hedonism and pragmatism.
After an intense year of following BIG and Bjarke in design, travels, construction sites and celebrations, Italian-based magazine ABITARE presents the most extensive and dynamic profile of the studio so far, providing insight and in depth interviews with Bjarke Ingels on Clients, Academy, Juries, Politicians, Media and the life of BIGsters.
Published by the Japanese publisher GA, BIG – RECENT PROJECT is a monograph that documents 28 recent projects developed by the BIG CPH and BIG NYC offices . In addition the book also includes an interview with Bjarke Ingels by Yoshio Futgawa and an essay on Social Infrastructure.
Published by the Korean publisher Archilife, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is a monograph that provides an overview of the past 10 years worth of work. In addition the book also includes an essay by Geoff Manaugh and an interview with Bjarke Ingels by Jeffrey Inaba. Introduction by Boris Broman Jensen.
Published by the Chinese publisher Liaoning, this book is a collection of more than forty projects completed by BIG between 2001 and 2010.
BIG's first monograph, YES IS MORE, now available on iTunes App Store
YES IS MORE is now available by the Danish publisher Gyldendal.
YES IS MORE - AN ARCHICOMIC ON ARCHITECTURAL EVOLUTION IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN AND PORTUGUESE
BIG's first monograph, YES IS MORE, now available from Taschen in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.
YES IS MORE is now available by The Korean publisher Archilife.
YES IS MORE is now available by the Chinese publisher Liaoning.
The free-running documentary MY PLAYGROUND by Kaspar Astrup Schröder premieres March 10th at 6pm at Copenhagen's Empire Cinema. Buy the DVD including 45 minutes of bonus material.
A special bilingual issue on the latest projects by BIG brought to you by one of Denmark’s leading architectural publications ARKITEKTUR DK. Essays by Boris Brormann Jensen and Jens-Thomas Arnfred critically investigate the work of BIG in the larger Danish context.
BIG 's design for “The LEGO House”, the experience and education centre in Billund, Denmark.
BIG together with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC proposes Miami Beach Square as the centerpiece of their 52 acre Convention Center.
Miami Beach is a unique city in so many ways. It is one of the youngest cities in America – and perhaps right now one of the most vibrant and dynamic. Its streetscape is characterized by a lively walkable urban fabric with a friendly human scaled environment under the cool shade of tropical trees and art deco canopies - except at the convention center. It is a dead black hole of asphalt in the heart of one the most beautiful and lively cities in America. Our mission is to bring Miami Beach back to the Convention Center – and to imagine an architecture and an urban space unique to the climate and culture of Miami Beach.
We propose to roll out an urban fabric of paths and plazas, parks and gardens that forms an archipelago of urban oases throughout the site. At the heart of it – we introduce a central square to become the pivoting point of the entire neighborhood. Becoming the front door to the convention center, and the convention hotel, a front lawn to the revitalized Jackie Gleason Theatre, a town square for the city hall, an outdoor arena for the Latin American Cultural Museum, and the red carpet for the big botanical ball room.
When the team were invited to propose a project for a kilometre of urban space wedging through outer Norrebro, in the tracks of the former rail yards, they realised that they had to do more than just urban design. The neighborhood is the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in all of Denmark, comprising more than 60 nationalities into a small footprint, and is also the most socially challenged community containing the closest thing to a ghetto in Copenhagen, Mjølnerparken. This project had to become a vehicle for integration, rather than an aesthetic exercise in Danish design.
Superkilen has one overarching idea that it is a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 different nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it. Ranging from exercise gear from muscle beach LA to sewage drains from Israel, palm trees from China and neon signs from Qatar and Russia. Each object is accompanied by a small stainless plate inlaid in the ground describing the object, what it is and where it is from – in Danish and in the language(s) of its origin. A sort of surrealist collection of global urban diversity that in fact reflects the true nature of the local neighborhood – rather than perpetuating a petrified image of homogenous Denmark.
BIG and Berlin-based artist group realities:united envision the city of Copenhagen by 2016 in a new animation which shows a completed Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant, consolidating Denmark as a world leader in waste-to-energy conversion, allowing Copenhageners to ski near downtown Copenhagen while blowing giant smoke rings for each quarter ton C02 the facility produces to serve as a gentle reminder of the impact of consumption - turning the smokestack traditionally the symbol of the industrial era into a symbol for the future.
2/3 of the Superkilen team, including BIG's Bjarke Ingels and Bjornstjerne Christiansen from Superflex take a walk around the park for a talk on the process and final design.
Superflex follows Palestinian Hiba and Alaa to their home country to bring back a piece of Palestine to Superkilen in Denmark.
8-House is located in Ørestad on the edge of Copenhagen. 8-House offers homes for people in all of life’s stages: the young and the old, singles, families that grow and families that become smaller. Instead of dividing the different functions of the building - for both habitation and retail - into separate blocks, the various functions have been spread out horizontally. The apartments are placed at the top while the commercial program unfolds at the base of the building. As a result, the different horizontal layers have achieved a quality of their own: the apartments benefit from the view, sunlight and fresh air, while the commercial merges with life on the street.
A BIG red heart pulses with glowing light in a grove of glass rods. A single person can activate the beating heart but joining hands with others will make the heart beat even faster to create a brighter burning heart.
The 10-foot tall glowing sculpture consists of 400 transparent, LED lit, acrylic tubes that form a cube around a suspended heart. The hovering heart pulsates faster reflecting the vibrant human energy in the heart of Times Square.
BIG + Kollision + Schmidhuber & Partner team up to bring BIG’s vision of future urban mobility to life for AUDI at Design Miami/ 2011, running from November 30th through December 4th adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. BIG originally presented the concept as an entry for the 2010 AUDI Urban Future Award introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use. The 190 m2 three-dimensional LED installation provides a glimpse of the future city where the public space is shared between pedestrians and driverless cars. The entire surface would be infused with a continuous flow of information allowing for real-time interaction between vehicles and their environment. Mounted above the Design Miami installation, 3D cameras track the movement of passers-by processing the data into a generative artwork that feeds back into the LED panels. The installation sets the stage for Audi’s showcar, Audi A2 concept, which has its U.S debut at the design fair and is dedicated to future urban mobility, capable of communicating with its environment. The exhibition car continuously emits arrows showing its driving path, navigating real-time between visitors at the stand. "Our pavilion for AUDI renders visible the invisible forces that flow through our city – the driverless car is relying on sophisticated sensory and computational technology that constantly observes and calculates the dynamic space that the living city constitutes. The result is an architecture of movement whose forms have not been predetermined by the architect but are constantly being recomposed by the people populating the pavilion.” BIG
As a form of urban experiment the Paris PARC is the imprint of the pressures of its urban context. Wedged into a super dense context – in terms of space, public flows and architectural history – the PARC is conceived as a chain of reactions to the various external and internal forces acting upon it. Inflated to allow daylight and air to enter into the heart of the facility, compressed to ensure daylight and views for the neighboring classrooms and dormitories, lifted and decompressed to allow the public to enter from both plaza and park and finally tilted to reflect the spectacular view of the Paris skyline and the Notre Dame to the Parisians.
Durst Fetner Residential selects BIG to design a 600-unit residential building. The project entitled West 57th introduces an entirely new residential typology to New York City that will add an inviting twist to the Manhattan Skyline. The building is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise. West 57th has a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building providing density, a sense of inti¬macy and security, with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper.
The industrial areas in the Copenhagen suburbs are next in line for urban development. A new light rail is planned to interconnect 20 development zones with a total area of 11 Km2, the size of the entire inner city. We are proposing to turn the light rail line into a spine of dense urbanity with a series of peaks at the stations. By combing the rail with strategies for energy exchange, waste management, water treatment and electric car stations, the infrastructure could become the base for a new sustainable ring of development around Copenhagen, and an artery of true urbanity pumping life into the heart of the suburbs. At certain points the rail becomes a building itself almost like a Roman aqueduct passing through the suburbs, at other points it forms small pockets of urbanity around the stations.
We propose to upgrade the planned light rail by extending it to form a regional ring around Oresund connecting similar development areas, and creating a new 50 year development perspective for a cross border region between Sweden and Denmark. Where the Finger Plan from 1947 was about connectivity from suburb to center the Loop City is linking a string of highly differentiated urban nodes, universities and working spaces in a center-less metropolitan region around a blue void. This ring, comparable in size to the San Francisco Bay area, has enough development areas to contain the growth of the region the next 50 years, and could become a model for a both sustainable, dense and super recreational development of the region.
We imagine that inner cities that are currently banning cars through taxation or tolls to relieve congestion will simply become driverless rather than car-less. Driverless cars will combine individual mobility outside city limits with collective mobility within, as self driven cars move in coordinated concert with their fellow commuters they occupy a quarter of the space human-driven cars require. As the new generation of cars will additionally be noiseless and pollutionless it will mean the end of the apartheid that currently separates cars from pedestrians and bicyclists for comfort, health or safety reasons. The result is an elastic urban space that can expand and contract to accommodate peak traffic hours or allow a park or plaza to invade the car lanes to fit the demands and desires of its citizens.
The main concept of MUSEO TAMAYO EX-TENSION ATIZAPAN is an “OPENED BOX” that unfolds, opens and invites the visitors inside. Package, restoration and storage will serve as additional cultural spaces for visitors to understand the stages that an art piece goes through in order to get to its specific destination. This is a very direct, strong and symbolic project. Where the shape derives from the client’s preliminary studies that defined the optimal functionality and was then enhanced by taking advantage of the best views from above, making the best of the steep terrain and shading the more social program below, exterior and interior spaces overlap to provide the best environment possible for each function, and optimal climatic performance.
The site is laid out as a grid of 3,6 x 3,6 meter squares, creating one continuous pixelated surface, shaped to form a terraced landscape of towers, accommodating housing, hotel, offices and retail. The project becomes an accumulation of individual niches and outdoor spaces forming a collective organic architecture. A Scandinavian high-rise typology incorporating the rationality and modularity of the Danish building tradition.
BIG, 2+1 and ARUP relaunch the bike as a modern and sustainable urban alternative to the increasing car traffic in Shanghai.The pavilion’s 1500 city bikes are offered for general use to the visitors during EXPO 2010. After the World Expo, it can be moved and relocated for example in People’s Park - as a transferium for the bikes of Shanghai. The building is a loop, housing the exhibition “wellfairytales” in a linear sequence.
Bjarke Ingels Group was asked by TDIC in Abu Dhabi to design a 15.000 m2 exhibition hall within a 375.000m2 park. Partnering with realities:United and AKT the design of the exhibition hall turned into reconfiguring the entire park. By building a perimeter building that defines Khalifa Park into a more manageable 250.000m2 BIG anticipates Abu Dhabi's rapid growth and protects an open space for future generations. The perimeter building is capped by a thrill ride that allows its riders to catch glimpses of the park and the Gulf beyond.
A teaser for an upcoming documentary, MY PLAYGROUND by Kaspar Astrup Schröder. It is a film about movement, tricking, freerunning and parkour in the urban space as well as featuring The Mountain by BIG Architects in Copenhagen, Denmark . It will also feature interviews with urban planners, local politicians, architects and philosophers. The film will feature parkour, freerunning and tricking by freerunners: TEAM JIYO, teamjiyo.com. Shot, edited and directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder, kasparworks.com. Keep a look out for more clips released during the winter and a premiere of the film in summer 2009.
In a city scared of heights, in a country scared of the foreign, can we imagine a multicultural neighbourhood of extreme urban density?
The battery is a project about integration. It seeks to facilitate the cultural integration of Islamic and Danish culture, by incorporating the first mosque ever built in Denmark, in the centre of a complex consisting of housing, shopping, leisure, and sports facilities. It seeks to bring together the three disjoined quarters of Islands Brygge, Amagerbro and Ørestad in one overlapping urban activity centre. And finally it seeks to fuse landscape and architecture, the built and the “unbuilt” environment, into a unified urban topography of man made peaks, valleys, cliffs and caves. Architecture free from the stylistic straightjacket - free to create new associations from the architectonic spectrum. The Tower of Babel collapsed because of confusion between the different languages. The new peaks of the Battery will stand precisely because of the multicultural diversity of religion, activity and architecture.
The RÉN building is a proposal for a hotel, sports and conference centre for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The building is conceived as two buildings merging into one. The first building, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture centre. The second building, emerging from land, is devoted to the spirit and enlightenment and houses the conference centre and meeting facilities. The two buildings meet in a 1,000 room hotel and form the Chinese character for the word “People”, becoming a recognizable landmark for the World Expo in China.
Together the two buildings become a tower and an arch at once. The arch creates a square for gatherings and activities, exactly on the main axis of the Expo site overlooking the Huang Pu River. The square is sheltered from the rain but allows the sunlight through, from east in the morning and from west in the evening.
Large curved plazas cover the pool and conference buildings, creating a continuous recreational public space along the river. Round openings and roof lights bring light to the auditoriums and pools and become gradually denser as they rise from the river, eventually becoming glittering windows and terraces for the hotel rooms.
KiBiSi is among Scandinavias most influential design groups today. KiBiSi has worked across a wide range of disciplines, creating everything from furniture and household objects, to bicycles and aircraft, and signature designs for clients across the globe. Urban Mobility, Architectural Illumination and Personal Electronics are among the global niches KiBiSi have consistently explored in recent years.
KiBiSi merges the faculties of its founding partners into a symbiotic hybrid of design, architecture and ideation: Production know-how and design sensibility, big ideas and holistic perspective and the idea driven innovation.
KiBiSi is the reference idea-driven industrial design firm. For KiBiSi ideas and products are intrinsically tied: Product should be the carrier of its brand idea rather than some designer's form and formula. KiBiSi designs often explore the potential of crossbreeding elements or attributes from different disciplines in to new functional and aesthetic hybrids. KiBiSi was founded in Copenhagen by Lars Larsen, Bjarke Ingels Group and Jens Martin Skibsted. Each partner contributes with intelligence and experience from within his specific field providing KiBiSi with cutting edge knowledge and knowhow within the fields of architecture, design, furniture, electronics, transportation, contemporary culture and lifestyle.
Lars Larsen, formerly of Kilo Design, is known as an industrial designer rooted with a straight forward approach to design merging elements of contemporary culture from high and low: the art scene as well as the street, the fashion house as well as the workshop. Lars Larsen’s natural eye for blatant and simple solutions to complex design problems, has earned him awards and instant acclaim as one of Scandinavian designs fastest rising stars.
BIG architects founded by Bjarke Ingels has become one of the leading firms of a new generation of architects, repeatedly attracting public attention and triggering political debate with thought provoking designs. Often moving beyond the traditional boundaries of building BIG’s ideas absorb all the economical, ecological, social and political interests surrounding a project and turn them into back bending forms that are as surprising as they are obvious. Bjarke Ingels has been named one of the Top 100 creative people in business today by Fast Company and recently was awarded Innovator of the Year by Wall Street Journal for among other his reinvention of the New York Skyscraper.
Design Philosopher, Jens Martin Skibsted, founder of Biomega and Skibsted Ideation, is a prolific generator of radically new concepts for green transportation and brand owners in general: Applying the thinking of branding, fashion and cuisine to the world of industrial design. Young Global Leader and member of "Davos'" design innovation think tank and frequent collaborator with the world’s biggest brands and best designers, Jens Martin Skibsted, is a hyper active citizen of the global design elite, and an expert contributor to Fast Company.
KiBiSi’s work is present in many major museum collections, including the MoMA in New York, Paris’ Centre National d’Arts Plastique and SFMoMA.
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Deadline for ansøgninger er 31. Oktober 2013.
BIG CPH SEEKS IN-HOUSE SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANT
The Specifications Consultant will be responsible for the preparation of in-house specifications on our projects around the world and for providing support for our architectural teams by contributing to guidance, research and development of the technical design and documentation.
• To support and guide the project teams in the development of construction information in the pre-construction and construction stages
• To support architectural teams on a range of international projects on specification issues to achieve high quality buildings in a wide range of international settings
• To prepare specification documentation in compliance with project requirements, acceptable standards, legal obligations, rules, codes and regulations
• To develop, where required, appropriate specifications to suit the design solution and/or local conditions, independently, with the design team and/or with external consultants
• To develop and keep up to date with technical standards, products and innovation
• Attend internal and external meetings as necessary to prepare project documentation
Qualities & skills required
• In-depth working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit
• Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
• Ability to cope with conflicting demands
• Good knowledge of international construction design stages and the design and construction process
• Experience with preparing specifications
• Evidence of a good understanding of technical design
• Good technical knowledge of modern building techniques, standards and materials
• Fluent in English, both written and spoken
• Able to work logically and methodically to achieve high quality outputs as well as being self motivated and able to take responsibility
• Confidence in working in a complex and international environment
• Master's degree in Architecture or in a relevant field
• Minimum 3 years’ experience from similar role
• Ability to write specifications in Danish
• Experienced in the use of Adobe InDesign and other Adobe software
• Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and database applications
Please submit your application to email@example.com. Please include “INHOUSE SPECIFICATIONS CONSULTANT” in the subject line of your email application.
Application deadline is October 31st 2013.
BIG is always looking for talented architecture students who are eager to learn and develop their skills as interns in our offices.
- minimum 2 years of experience as an architecture student
- AutoCAD, Rhino, Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop
For visa issues, your nationality should be clearly stated in your email and CV.
If you are seeking an internship as constructing architect, please write "Constructing Architect Internship" in the subject of your email. You need to have studied or be studying construction architecture to be considered for this internship.
Please send your CV and digital portfolio (max 10MB) to internshipCPH@big.dk
Please send your CV and digital portfolio (max 10MB) to internshipNYC@big.dk
BIG is a young architectural company, characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit, true team-work across expertise areas and new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We have an informal work environment where camaraderie and collegial support are highly valued and where ambition, very high work morale and dedication to being the innovators of our field unify the staff. Our firm is characterized by creativity, high energy and a unifying team spirit. Additionally, we are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace where we want to be and we continuously work at becoming better and better at what we do. Our headquarters are located in Copenhagen and 18 months ago we started an affiliate in New York. We are a company in growth and over the last 3 years, we have worked intensely on the professionalization of our business.
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