Architizer A+ Award, the most democratic awards platform gathering 400,000 public votes, revealed today BIG's Grove at Grand Bay and Alphabet of Light as both Jury + Popular Choice winners. The projects won in the Architecture + Engineering and Decorative Lighting categories, respectively. BIG's Serpentine Pavilion is also the Popular Choice winner for Pavilions. The Architizer A+ Awards Gala will be held in NYC on May 11.
Watch the trailer for Kaspar Astrup Schröder's new documentary on Bjarke and BIG in Archdaily: "There is something unsettling about this trailer – something uncomfortable. On the surface it’s as optimistic as any other film about Bjarke Ingels (...) – but something is not quite right." BIG TIME will premiere at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival on April 29.
ASLA, New York announced today The Spiral as one of the winners of the 2017 Design Awards. The recently established BIG Landscape division, who designed the continuous green pathway on the high-rise, took the stage to accept the Merit Award. The Spiral will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture through the month of April.
VIA 57 West is featured in Gulliver's Gate, a new interactive show featuring miniature models of the world's most famous landmarks in a 1:87 scale. The New York Times gives a 360° sneak peak inside the Times Square permanent exhibition before it opens to the public on April 6.
“Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is a pangram, a sentence with a legible meaning that contains all the letters of the alphabet. Written with light inside the Loggiato Est using Alphabet of Light, the system is designed by BIG for Artemide, made only of one curved and one linear module, permitting the creation of all the letters of the alphabet. Image by: Roberto Ercolani
BIG Ideas & Artemide's Alphabet of Light will be installed at Interni's Material Immaterial event as part of the 2017 Salone del Mobile.Milano design fair for Milan Design Week. The installation is open to the public from April 3 - 15 in Università degli Studi di Milano.
Four years since Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet chose BIG to design its historic HQ, La Maison des Fondateurs celebrates its groundbreaking ceremony today. The 2,400 m2 pavilion seamlessly blends into the surrounding natural landscape in a continuous spiral, chronicling 250 years of creative watchmaking. The building is scheduled for completion in 2019.
BIG is among 7 teams selected to create a concept design for the $31 million Ross Pavilion in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. The site of the new cultural landmark includes a visitor centre and café, performance space, natural amphitheatre and landscape masterplan in an Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage site.
Copenhagen Zoo, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Schønherr Landscape Architects and MOE have collaborated on a new yin and yang-shaped Panda House that resembles the Pandas’ natural habitat and creates a peaceful environment for one of the world’s rarest mammals.
“Architecture is like portraiture. To design a home for someone is like capturing their essence, their character and personality in built form. In the case of the two great Pandas, their unique solitary nature requires two similar but separate habitats - one for her and one for him. The habitat is formed like a giant yin and yang symbol, two halves: the male and the female, complete each other to form a single circular whole. The curvy lines are undulating in section to create the necessary separation between him and her - as well as between them and us. Located at the heart of the park, we have made the entire enclosure accessible from 360 degrees, turning the two pandas into the new rotation point for Copenhagen Zoo.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
The Gare du Pont de Bondy continues the Parisian tradition of utilizing bridges as social spaces and cultural landmarks. Located at the encounter between the communities of Bondy, Bobigny and Noisy-le-Sec, the station is conceived as both bridge and tunnel wrapped around a giant atrium, connecting the riverbank to the train landing. The deepest train tunnels will now open directly to the Parisian sky, and all three surrounding neighborhoods will be united in a single inclusive loop—a new architectural hybrid of urban infrastructure and social space.