Launched less than one year ago, BIG's official Instagram @big_builds continues to document BIG's buildings globally from groundbreaking to completion. With recent summer milestones including construction kick-off for The Spiral and NYPD 40th Precinct both in New York, the opening of Aarhus Harbor Bath in Denmark and teasers for the soon-to-complete Shenzhen Energy Mansion, BIG's curated construction series shows what happens behind the construction tape of 30 BIG buildings currently in progress.
BIG Landscape invites fellow landscape practitioners, urban designers and strategic thinkers to visit BIG's New York office for an Open Studio in partnership with the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Visitors will meet the BIG Landscape team, tour the office and deep dive into BIG's current landscape projects globally.
BIG's LEGO House, noma and TIRPITZ are announced finalists in the Architizer A+ Awards for the following categories, respectively: Architecture +Branding, Restaurant and Museum. The buildings are competing for both the Jury and Popular Choice awards, with public voting open until July 20th here. Winners will be announced on July 30th.
New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the start of construction for BIG's NYPD 40th Precinct in South Bronx. The new 43,500 sqft ground-up building will be the first police station to house green roofs and a community meeting space in a precinct. In addition to serving the various needs of the NYPD, the station will create a new multi-purpose space for educational programs, classes and events for civic engagement. The building is expected to complete in Spring 2021.
“This new precinct will strengthen the bond between community and police, which will ultimately help make the South Bronx and our City safer.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
"Station houses can and should represent and beautify the communities they serve. I'm proud that the design for the 40th precinct station house incorporates sustainable infrastructure and community space, both of which will create a safe and inviting space for the community and officers alike.” Council Member Vanessa Gibson.
Amager Resource Center sees the first trees and ski lifts mounted to the surface of its rooftop, called Copenhill. Located in the flat terrains of Copenhagen, the city will soon have its first mountain for residents and visitors to ski, hike, climb, toboggan and enjoy panoramic views from the top of a waste-to-energy power plant.
Architectural Record visited BIG's first skyscraper completed in Asia for an in-depth look at the building's facade. Shenzhen Energy Mansion is a pair of sustainable office towers that perform at the building's skin: rippled curtain walls fold and undulate to protect from solar loads and glare, while preserving views to the city's central business district. Image by Laurian Ghinitoiu.
Aarhus Harbour Bath officially opens this weekend in celebration with BIG Partner Finn Nørkjær, Mayor of Aarhus Municipality Jacob Bundsgaard, Vice Chairman of Salling Fondene Karin Salling and Councilor of Aarhus Municipality Rabih Azah-Ahmad. The harbour bath features a 50m long pool, children’s pool, diving pool and two saunas for up to 650 bathers until the end of the summer. Image by Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST Studio.
The 7-years of fun, playful and sometimes painful process of creating the best possible 'Home of The Brick' in Billund, Denmark is chronicled in a documentary on Netlix - see it this summer!
BIG and HFZ Capital Group join the High Line Hat Party, celebrating the creative spirit and raising important funds for the beloved NYC park. BIG's design for a top hat with a twist is a tribute to The XI rising beside the elevated park between 17th and 18th Street. The XI Top Hat won third place in the High Line hat competition. Image by Jared Siskin/Getty Images.
BIG CEO & Partner Sheela Søgaard will give the keynote speech for the AIA Conference on Architecture, one of the most widely attended architecture and design conferences of the year. Following this year’s theme, Blueprint for Better Cities, Sheela will share her insights on the business structure that lets the designers, thinkers, urbanists and innovators do what they do best—design, create and imagine possibilities. The keynote will take place on Friday, June 22 at Radio City Music Hall. Read Sheela's Q&A here.