The art reviews are in from the three largest dailies in Denmark, each giving the BIG ART show 5 stars.The most ambitious contemporary art exhibit at Kunsthal Charlottenborg to date, BIG ART features 19 art works by some of the most acclaimed artists in the world, including Ai Weiwei, Douglas Coupland, Jeppe Hein, Julie Edel Hardenberg, SUPERFLEX, Victor Ash and many more all exhibited at 1:1 scale – the original size of the art envisioned for BIG’s buildings and urban projects globally.The show can be experienced until January 13th, 2019.
Just as noma is preparing for their first game season, Rasmus Hjortshoj’s masterful photography takes an intimate look inside the new restaurant village on the outskirts of Copenhagen’s Christiania neighborhood. A total of eleven separate yet connected buildings are carefully tailored to their needs and built of the finest materials best suited for their functions, allowing chefs and guests to follow and feel the natural environment as an integral part of the culinary experience at all times.
BIG ART brings together 19 contemporary artists in a large-scale art exhibition at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. All of the artworks were conceived for BIG’s architecture globally and will be displayed at 1:1 scale as originally envisioned for their intended urban setting. Curated by Michael Thouber in collaboration with BIG, BIG ART invites Ai Weiwei, Lars von Trier, Andrew Zuckerman, A Kassen, Victor Ash, Douglas Coupland, Es Devlin, Shepard Fairey, Peter Funch, Julie Edel Hardenberg, Jeppe Hein, HuskMitNavn, John Kørner, Benoit Maire, Tomás Saraceno, Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Snarkitecture, SUPERFLEX and Martin de Thurah to explore the intersection of art and architecture. The exhibition is on view from September 21st, 2018 to January 13th, 2019.
“Our creative collaborations with artists from around the world have been some of the most meaningful moments in our architectural adventures, and we want to celebrate them in this exhibition where visitors will experience the installations at the scale as they were meant to be seen.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
In light of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, the BIG + ONE + Sherwood team showcases our commitment to climate action with our Resilient By Design proposal for Southeast San Francisco. Islais Hyper-Creek is a restoration of the area’s natural ecosystems centered around a new, riverine park that addresses risk from coastal and storm-water flooding, re-thinking the city’s largest historic watershed as a social ecosystem – one where people, nature, and new, clean forms of industry will co-mingle in one of the most diverse and often overlooked parts of the city. We are excited to show our support for the Paris Agreement with this urban adaptation model for the Bay Area.
Our 2016 Serpentine Pavilion is officially reborn as Unzipped Toronto, thanks to Westbank for their commitment to architecture, culture and city building. Located on King and Brant Streets, the pavilion will host architectural exhibitions by day and cultural events by night until November end. Unzipped Toronto opens to the public on September 15.
WeGrow officially welcomes students and teachers for the 2018-2019 school year at WeWork's headquarters on West 18th Street in Manhattan. The school embeds the values of a new conscious approach to education for the 21st century child. A field of super-elliptic objects forms a learning landscape that’s dense and rational – yet free and fluid. Modular classrooms, tree houses, digital portals and a vertical farm promote an inclusive and collaborative learning environment.
The Independent examines today's zoos and looks to the 300-acre Zootopia and Panda House - both in Denmark - as leading examples of future zoos. The critical piece cites the blurring of boundaries in Zootopia and creating the freest possible environment and ideal conditions to mate in Panda House, currently under construction in Copenhagen Zoo.
Crossing the winding Randselva river deep in the Jevnaker forest outside of Oslo, the new 1,400 m2 Kistefos Art Museum, designed by BIG in collaboration with AKT II, Ramboll, Max Fordham, Davis Langdon and GCAM, celebrates its steel topping out with a charity art auction. Kistefos Museum will add a new connection, an art space and a sculpture to the Kistefos Sculpture Park by 2019.
The Oakland A’s have hired BIG to lead the design process for a new ballpark and surrounding development in Oakland, California in collaboration with Field Operations (Landscape Architect) and Gensler.
“We are honored and excited to team with the Oakland A’s to help imagine their future home where sports culture and local community culture unite as one. We envision a stadium district that will be active and inviting 365 days a year for athletes, fans and Oaklanders alike.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
The OMNITURM takes shape in the business and financial centre of Germany. As construction progresses, the mixed-use development stands apart in the city's skyline with its shifted floor plates spiraling outwards in the middle to make room for homes, and continuing business as usual in the upper office floors. Image by Nils Koenning.