The BIG + ONE + Sherwood team announce our vision for Southeastern San Francisco: Islais Hyper-Creek is a restoration of the area’s underlying natural watershed as a major new park. Addressing risk from coastal and stormwater flooding, Islais Hyper-Creek serves as an opportunity to bring the existing industrial ecosystem into the next economy. Six proposed pilot projects, developed together with stakeholders and local communities, will kickstart a long-term process towards realizing the overall vision. Watch the final presentation livestream on Thursday, May 17 at 12pm EST here.
“With Islais Hyper-Creek, we see a golden opportunity for the City of San Francisco to re-think it’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 look forward to working with the communities and leadership of the South-East to build a resilient, sustainable and economically vital future for its residents.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
Our competition proposal for the new South Australia landmark is an inclusive culture bearer designed to embrace The Adelaide Contemporary's mission to reconsider the orthodoxy of how Australian art is curated and experienced. Appearing as an extension of the city to the west and pavilions in a garden to the east, the Contemporary will seamlessly merge the city and the garden with a diversity of pragmatic yet exciting spaces for art.
WeWork announces Bjarke Ingels as Chief Architectual Advisor to guide and develop the firm’s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally.
“WeWork was founded at the exact same time as when I had arrived to New York. In that short amount of time – the blink of an eye at the time scale of architecture – they have accomplished incredible things and they are committed to continuing their trajectory to places we can only imagine. WeWork’s commitment to community and culturally-driven development is perfectly aligned with our active, social and environmental agendas. As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to ground-up buildings and urban neighborhoods. BIG and I are incredibly thrilled to take an advisory role in WeWork’s evolution as a company and as a design culture.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner and Creative Director, BIG.
Surface Magazine's latest cover features Bjarke Ingels. Profiled by Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey, the article traces the birth of BIG all the way back to Bjarke's pilgrimage to land an internship at OMA, how the office got the first projects, Bjarke's first favorite architecture magazine El Croquis, the BIG partnership expansion and other firms BIG and Bjarke admires now. Portrait by Andrew Zuckerman.
Developer Beulah International has announced BIG as one of the six international teams to compete for a new mixed-use development in Melbourne’s Southbank. More news after the first presentation in May!
HFZ Capital Group unveiled a preview opening of the The XI Gallery designed by world-renown visual artist Es Devlin, to herald the sculptural pair of twisting residential towers nestled between the High Line and the Hudson River. Adding to Devlin's set design legacy for notable artists The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Kanye West, the 12,000 sqft exhibition for The XI is the stage designer's first site-specific installation in New York. The XI Gallery is located at 25 Little West 12th Street and will open to the public on 14 May with regular gallery hours. Photo by Nikolas Koenig.
The New York Times toured the site of The XI with Bjarke Ingels and HFZ Founder and Chairman Ziel Feldman for an exclusive look on the pair of travertine-clad towers coming to Chelsea. The mixed-use towers twisting and shifting in proportions will include pavilions comprising restaurants and retail underneath the city's beloved High Line—extending the elevated walkway onto the street level. Image by © DBOX for HFZ Capital Group
With 70m at its peak, the tallest building in DK's second largest city has fully topped out! Mid-way through construction, most of the 255 residential units are already sold and happy homeowners will be ready for move-in and enjoy their endless green terraces & a swim in their backyard by early summer 2019. A BIG-designed theatre, conference center and an additional residential building will be added to the manmade island Ø4 at Aarhus Ø in the coming years. Photo by Axel Schutt
Audemars Piguet unveils the new Hôtel des Horlogers next to its own Musée Atelier, also designed by BIG, in Switzerland's scenic Vallée de Joux. Guests will be able to ski down the hotel's zig zagged rooftops and into the valley landscape of Le Brassus. The new travel destination will be ready to welcome skiiers in 2020.