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6 Dec 2012
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Bjarke Ingels in Sydney for HASSELL and AIA, Australia
As one commentator memorably put it, theory meets pragmatism, meets optimism in the architecture of Bjarke Ingels.
picture from HASSELL
All three were on display last night when he spoke at the Australian Institute of Architects in Sydney at an event sponsored by HASSELL.
So were the creativity and passion he brings to a wide range of urban renewal and development projects, not just in Denmark where he originates from, but also in Europe, North America and China.
Ingels heads up the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) which has been invited by HASSELL to visit Sydney to explore the potential for future project collaborations. The common design values and easy fit between BIG and HASSELL make it a powerful team.
Bjarke Ingels originally wanted to be a cartoonist, and only began to study architecture in 1993 to help improve his drawing skills. He is obviously still interested in cartooning: his ‘Yes is More’ manifesto is available in comic book form.
He has put his manifesto into practice in a wide range of innovative, award-winning projects, often with collaborators.
Ingels and BIG have worked on numerous urban development projects such as:
Ingels’ concept of ‘hedonistic sustainability’ is nowhere more evident than in one of the projects he is currently working on - a waste-to-energy plant that will have ski slopes on the roof. The unlikely combination of green energy and alpine sport was the winning bid in a competition to design a new waste-to-energy plant which aims to be one of the cleanest in the world when it opens in 2016.
In October 2011, the Wall Street Journal named Ingels the Innovator of the Year for architecture. This year, the same newspaper said he was ‘rapidly becoming one of the design world’s rising stars’.
FRAC Cultural Center in Bordeaux, France
BIG have been shortlisted along with SANAA, W-Architectes (Toulouse) and Flint (Bordeaux). BIG will be producing a proposal for this French project over the summer
2 Dec 2011
BIG + AUDI REALIZE “URBAN FUTURE” AT DESIGN MIAMI 2011
BIG + Kollision + Schmidhuber & Partner team up to bring BIG’s vision of future urban mobility to life for AUDI at Design Miami / 2011, running from November 30th through December 4th adjacent to Art Basel Miami Beach. BIG originally presented the concept as an entry for the 2010 AUDI Urban Future Award introducing a future city paved with a digital surface that liberates the streets from existing boundaries and allows for a new flexibility of public use.
The 190 m2 three-dimensional LED installation provides a glimpse of the future city where the public space is shared between pedestrians and driverless cars. The entire surface would be infused with a continuous flow of information allowing for real-time interaction between vehicles and their environment. Mounted above the Design Miami installation, 3D cameras track the movement of passers-by processing the data into a generative artwork that feeds back into the LED panels.
“Our pavilion for AUDI renders visible the invisible forces that flow through our city – the driverless car is relying on sophisticated sensory and computational technology that constantly observes and calculates the dynamic space that the living city constitutes. The result is an architecture of movement whose forms have not been predetermined by the architect but are constantly being recomposed by the people populating the pavilion.” Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Partner, BIG.
Key Development by Bjarke Ingels Group
"The Mountain Dwellings are the 2nd generation of the VM Houses - same client, same size and same street. The program, however, is 2/3 parking and 1/3 living. What if the parking area became the base upon which to place terraced housing - like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 11th floor to the street edge? Rather than doing two separate buildings next to each other - a parking and a housing block - we decided to merge the two functions into a symbiotic relationship. The parking area needs to be connected to the street, and the homes require sunlight, fresh air and views, thus all apartments have roof gardens facing the sun, amazing views and parking on the 10th floor. The Mountain Dwellings appear as a suburban neighbourhood of garden homes flowing over a 10-storey building - suburban living with urban density".