BIG and SLETH have been selected by Aarhus City Council to design Aarhus Ø's new urban development, together with owners Anders Holch Povlsen and Rune Kilden, and Scandinavia's largest hotel operator, Scandic. The proposal at the site of Bassin 7 incudes a mixed-use urban ‘stairscraper’ that will integrate public life from the harborfront to the hotel and conference center’s roof garden via a terraced park. BIG’s 29,000 m2 Hotel Ø4 will be sited next to another BIG-designed residence, AArhus, currently underway.
Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder paints an intimate portrait of Bjarke and BIG's development over the past seven years - the unveiling documentary has premiered in Denmark, and will screen in theatres across the country until June. Stay tuned for international premiere dates.
BIG, in collaboration with Friday Labs, has designed a reason to lose your keys: Friday Lock is the world’s smallest smart lock, built with the latest technologies and the first and only to offer Bluetooth, Wifi & HomeKit in one product. Meet and pre-order Friday here: fridaylabs.net.
BIG, in collaboration with KiBiSi, is awarded Architectural Digest's inaugural Great Design Award for the Taper Faucet in Gunmental. Designed for Kallista, Taper is recognized in AD's 2017 curated selection of products, distinctively chosen to appeal to tastemakers, influencers and design enthusiasts.
BIG is selected by Abu Dhabi-based developer Imkan to design 'The-Artery’, a 26,000 m2 mixed-use, flexible art space located at the heart of Makers District – a new 18-hectare masterplan aimed to attract creative communities to live and work on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island. The regional creative powerhouse will begin construction this year, with Makers District scheduled to be operational by 2020.
The American Institute of Architects announced VIA 57 West as the recipient of the 2017 Housing Award in the Multifamily Housing category. VIA was assessed for its architectural design features, and integration into it's context, including open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities.
"Very distinctive building that has become a new part of the city's recognized buildings. Certainly a confident and forward-looking building." Jury comment
Alphabet of Light is selected Best of the Best for the 2017 Red Dot Award - one of the most important international awards to appraise the best design products of the year. BIG Ideas & Artemide's modular system of luminous elements creates a new font made of continuous, diffused light, without visible shadows or glares.
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.