Construction of the 1,000 foot, 65-story building in Hudson Yards designed by BIG is slated to begin this summer as developer Tishman Speyer announces it has completed an 800,000 square foot lease with the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. With a projected completion date in 2022, the company's employees can look forward to generous double-height atriums and access to green outdoor terraces on every floor.
Following the public Commission Meeting, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) gave their support for BIG's revised master plan for the Smithsonian South Mall Campus. The NCPC approval signals the start of a fruitful public collaboration to address the short- and long-term requirements of the campus in the next decades to come. BIG looks forward to continue developing the projects closely with the locals and greater DC area as well as the residents of Southwest Ecodistrict.
Urban Rigger student housing has been approved by Copenhagen Municipality, paving the way for 72 units and a true floating community for students in the Copenhagen Harbor.
The 800 000m2 leisure district designed by BIG on the Triangle de Gonesse in Greater Paris will feature buildings by some of the leading French and international architects, including a public circus venue by Clément Blanchet Architecture, a 7000 seat concert hall by Hérault Arnod Architectes, an indoor/outdoor cinema by UNStudio, hotels by Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Atelier COS and Chabanne Architecte, a convention centre by AAVP Architecture, and a cultural centre for children by Franklin Azzi Architecture.
BIG, One Architecture and Urbanism, Sherwood Design Engineers and community partners A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco today will host a community workshop in Bayview from 5-7pm and tomorrow in Dogpatch from 7-9pm. The workshop invites Bay Area residents to join the Resilient by Design conversation and share their visions for a more resilient and sustainable future for Islais Creek.
Construction progresses for The XI at 76 11th Avenue between 17th Street and 18th Street. The pair of twisting asymmetrical bronze and travertine towers connected by a skybridge will soon welcome new residences and the first Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas in the US. Photo credit: Field Condition
It had been 14 years since Bjarke Ingels had his first meal at the original noma restaurant, and the presence was remembered when it came time for noma's head chef and co-founder René Redzepi and CEO Peter Kreiner to select the architect for the new noma. Wallpaper* takes a look inside BIG's design for a cluster of seven small buildings forming a village that ‘breathes and lives' in Christiana, on the outskirts of Copenhagen.
Bloomberg examines how Copenhill can become Copenhagen's major tourist attraction and help the Danish capital take the next step towards becoming the world's first carbon-neutral city. The waste-to-energy plant that can burn 35 tons of waste per hour while cutting emissions by 99.5% also doubles as an après-ski bar, climbing wall, hiking trail and full-service restaurant. Image by Soren Aagaard.
The bow-tie shaped National Theatre of Albania designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Theatre Projects is a 3-in-1 cultural venue tailored to Tirana’s thriving theatre and performance art scene.
“Our design for the new National Theatre of Albania will continue the city’s efforts for making Tirana’s public spaces more inviting and its public institutions more transparent. The theater is conceived as two buildings connected by the main auditorium: one for the audience and one for the performers. Underneath, the theatre arches up from the ground creating an entrance canopy for the audience as well as for the performers, while opening a gateway to the new urban arcade beyond. Above, the roof mirrors the archway, forming an open-air amphitheater with a backdrop to the city’s skyline,“ Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG.
In recognition of International Women's Day, BIG CEO and Partner Sheela Maini Søgaard speaks at her alma mater Copenhagen Business School among a panel of inspiring women in leadership. Hosted by KMD, Lederne, TV 2 and Tuborg Fund, the event brings the topic of women, management and diversity into the debate by posing the question, "what will women leaders in the future fight for?"