BIG FC is excited to play at the 2017 Global Goals World Cup to advocate for the successful implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The team will be playing for Goal #11: Sustainable Cities & Communities, and welcomes all friends and families to join at 5pm on Tuesday, September 19 at Transmitter Park, Greenpoint for an evening of soccer, music, awards and celebrations.
Together with Moe & Brødsgaard and steel contractor Züblin Stahlbau GmbH, BIG is honored to receive the Award of Merit for creative and excellent use of steel design, at Copenhagen's new waste-to-energy plant and ski center. Amager Resource Center is awarded today at the European Convention for Constructional Steelworks, held for the first time in Denmark.
"The plant exhibits a superb use of steel - both as visible material and as optimized structural steel - united in an international class construction facility." Judging Committee, European Steel Prize.
Urban Rigger was selected as one of ten finalists in the Spaces, Places, and Cities category for Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards. Chosen for its ability to improve the urban fabric, the floating, carbon neutral dwellings are constructed from shipping containers and designed to be replicated in harbor cities where affordable housing is needed, but space is limited.
The BIG + ONE + Sherwood Team is selected from 51 submissions to participate in the yearlong Bay Area Challenge to develop resiliency solutions for the region’s issues brought on by climate change. The team, co-led by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), One Architecture + Urbanism (ONE), and Sherwood Design Engineers (Sherwood), brings together international experience from Denmark, the Netherlands and the Bay Area to propose an implementable, community-based design for protection against sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.
CopenHill celebrates the coming of Amager Resource Center (ARC) with a "While We Wait" Open House on Saturday, September 16. The day-long festivity will introduce the full scope of the power plant/ski center and invite friends and families to enjoy various activities free and open to the public: hear live music, see the world's largest LEGO ship, get urban training experience from personal trainers, practice on a mobile climbing wall and learn about ski club offers for ARC, opening soon in 2018.
Amager Resource Center has been nominated for the Public Award in the 2017 European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) Steel Design Awards. 7,500 tons of steel form the unique geometry of the power plant and ski-slope, opening in 2018. Vote for 'Copenhill' by 'liking' ECCS Facebook album by September 14.
A drone footage of the soon-to-be-completed LEGO House shows 21 stacked white bricks crowned with the 2x4 Lego block keystone. The grand opening for the Home of the Brick in Billund, Denmark is scheduled for September 28.
The New York Times gives a 360° interactive and immersive look inside TIRPITZ, a WWII concrete bunker turned 'invisible museum' in Blåvand, Denmark. Since its opening this summer on June 29, TIRPITZ has welcomed over 100,000 visitors to explore its 4 daylit-filled underground galleries and exhibitions.
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.