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.
Join us for an evening panel discussion during the final week of the London Festival of Architecture: BIG CEO Sheela Søgaard, Zaha Hadid Architects Global Head of People & Talent Caroline Roberts and Design Haus Liberty Founder Dara Huang will take you behind the boardroom for an insightful talk on leadership and talent cultivation in the design industry. Moderated by Marcus Fairs, Founder of Dezeen (media partner). RSVP here to attend.
BIG CEO Sheela Søgaard joined the 2017 Women's Summit - as part of the People's Political Festival in Bornhom, a platform for Democratic dialogue between politicians, citizens, business people and organizations - to discuss the biggest challenges women face in career & management. The conversation was joined by Karen Ellemann (Minister of Gender Equality), Susanne Juhl (CEO of HMN Naturgas), and Bodil Nordestgaard Ismiris (Director of Lederne), moderated by Cecilie Beck (TV2 Nord).