BIG and Artemide's Alphabet of Light has been nominated for the 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year award, considering products at the provocative cross-section of contemporary design. The modular lighting system can easily bend to form a new graphic typeface and customize to mount any space within minutes. Alphabet of Light will be on display at the Design Museum in London from October 18 to January 28, 2018.
Camden Council’s full backing for Google's new London headquarters will bring together all Googlers while strengthening King's Cross and the entire Knowledge Quarter community. Designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio, in collaboration with BDP, Gardiner & Theobald, AKT II, Atelier Ten and many more, the 11-story purpose-built building is set to commence construction in 2018.
"The unanimous planning approval of our first project in the UK is a major achievement for us and our London office – but more importantly King’s Cross will get a very lively new neighbor and the UK Googlers will finally be united.“ Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
AIA New York State announces VIA 57 West as the recipient for this year's Design Award. Seen as an investment to the built environment and a contribution to its community, VIA wins in the residential, multi-family category with the distinguished Award of Excellence.
One year has passed since beginning the construction of MÉCA, where three cultural institutions are housed under one roof in Bordeaux, France. The Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine today sees the lifting of its first 76 tons of steel beams, bridging the two concrete piles and offering a glimpse of its final geometry.
In just four weeks, 2,800 m2 TIRPITZ in Blåvand, Denmark has welcomed 50,000 guests - far more than was anticipated by the museum's staff. TIRPITZ has garnered international interest since it officially opened to the public on June 29th. Image by: Rasmus Hjortshoj
CNN Style takes a look inside the recently opened ‘hidden museum’ and interviews Bjarke on the transformation and expansion of the historic German WWII bunker into a groundbreaking cultural complex. The new TIRPITZ comprises of four exhibitions within a single structure, seamlessly embedded into the dune-filled landscape on the west coast of Denmark. Image by: Colin Seymour
Getting paid on time, finding time to have children and dealing with long-hours culture were among topics discussed by BIG's CEO Sheela Sogaard, Zaha Hadid Architects' Global Head of People & Talent Caroline Roberts and Design Haus Liberty's Founder Dara Huang. Executive Talk: Business of Design was moderated by Dezeen's Editor-in-Chief Marcus Fairs, as part of the finale to this year's London Festival of Architecture.
Gotham East 126th Residential has nearly completed its formwork on the third floor, with façade shop drawings under review. Visual and performance mock-up reviews are anticipated in late summer, followed by façade installation. Set to enliven and connect Harlem's East 125th and 126th Street via a unique T-shaped footprint, the residential and commercial building aims to further community engagement through a retail space and two-story gallery.
BIG, Tinker Imagineers and Varde Museums celebrate the opening of TIRPITZ – a 2,800 m2 museum sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site on the west coast of Denmark. The inaugurated opening was attended by Crown Prince of Denmark Frederik and Danish Minister for Culture Mette Bock.
“The architecture of TIRPITZ is the antithesis to the WWII bunker. The heavy hermetic object is countered by the inviting lightness and openness of the new museum. The galleries are integrated into the dunes like an open oasis in the sand – a sharp contrast to the Nazi fortress’ concrete monolith. The surrounding heath-lined pathways cut into the dunes from all sides descending to meet in a central clearing, bringing daylight and air into the heart of the complex. The bunker remains the only landmark of a not so distant dark heritage that upon close inspection marks the entrance to a new cultural meeting place.” Bjarke Ingels
BIG's concept design for a landmark visitor centre and performance space within Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Zone is revealed today by the Ross Development Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and Malcolm Reading Consultants. The proposal aims to rejuvenate the existing bandstand and surrounding park in the heart of West Princes Street Gardens; the concept designs will be on display at City Art Centre in Edinburgh until July 30th – visitors are encouraged to share their views via a survey at the exhibition, or email.