Our competition proposal for the new South Australia landmark is an inclusive culture bearer designed to embrace The Adelaide Contemporary's mission to reconsider the orthodoxy of how Australian art is curated and experienced. Appearing as an extension of the city to the west and pavilions in a garden to the east, the Contemporary will seamlessly merge the city and the garden with a diversity of pragmatic yet exciting spaces for art.
WeWork announces Bjarke Ingels as Chief Architectual Advisor to guide and develop the firm’s design vision and language for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods globally.
“WeWork was founded at the exact same time as when I had arrived to New York. In that short amount of time – the blink of an eye at the time scale of architecture – they have accomplished incredible things and they are committed to continuing their trajectory to places we can only imagine. WeWork’s commitment to community and culturally-driven development is perfectly aligned with our active, social and environmental agendas. As WeWork takes on larger and more holistic urban and architectural challenges, I am very excited to contribute with my insights and ideas to extend their community-oriented vision to ground-up buildings and urban neighborhoods. BIG and I are incredibly thrilled to take an advisory role in WeWork’s evolution as a company and as a design culture.” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner and Creative Director, BIG.
Surface Magazine's latest cover features Bjarke Ingels. Profiled by Editor-in-Chief Spencer Bailey, the article traces the birth of BIG all the way back to Bjarke's pilgrimage to land an internship at OMA, how the office got the first projects, Bjarke's first favorite architecture magazine El Croquis, the BIG partnership expansion and other firms BIG and Bjarke admires now. Portrait by Andrew Zuckerman.
Developer Beulah International has announced BIG as one of the six international teams to compete for a new mixed-use development in Melbourne’s Southbank. More news after the first presentation in May!
HFZ Capital Group unveiled a preview opening of the The XI Gallery designed by world-renown visual artist Es Devlin, to herald the sculptural pair of twisting residential towers nestled between the High Line and the Hudson River. Adding to Devlin's set design legacy for notable artists The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Kanye West, the 12,000 sqft exhibition for The XI is the stage designer's first site-specific installation in New York. The XI Gallery is located at 25 Little West 12th Street and will open to the public on 14 May with regular gallery hours. Photo by Nikolas Koenig.
The New York Times toured the site of The XI with Bjarke Ingels and HFZ Founder and Chairman Ziel Feldman for an exclusive look on the pair of travertine-clad towers coming to Chelsea. The mixed-use towers twisting and shifting in proportions will include pavilions comprising restaurants and retail underneath the city's beloved High Line—extending the elevated walkway onto the street level. Image by © DBOX for HFZ Capital Group
With 70m at its peak, the tallest building in DK's second largest city has fully topped out! Mid-way through construction, most of the 255 residential units are already sold and happy homeowners will be ready for move-in and enjoy their endless green terraces & a swim in their backyard by early summer 2019. A BIG-designed theatre, conference center and an additional residential building will be added to the manmade island Ø4 at Aarhus Ø in the coming years. Photo by Axel Schutt
Audemars Piguet unveils the new Hôtel des Horlogers next to its own Musée Atelier, also designed by BIG, in Switzerland's scenic Vallée de Joux. Guests will be able to ski down the hotel's zig zagged rooftops and into the valley landscape of Le Brassus. The new travel destination will be ready to welcome skiiers in 2020.
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.