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posted 9 Oct 2009
BIG seeks Russian-speaking Project Leader for Kazakhstan Presidential Library
BIG is a Copenhagen-based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development.
BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In our architectural production we demonstrate a high sensitivity to the particular demands of contexts and mixed use programs. We are looking for a Project Leader to head up the BIG team responsible for developing the new Presidential Library in Astana, Kazakhstan.
About the project
The new library, named after the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, encompasses an estimated 33.000m2. Being one of the future cornerstones of Kazakh nation-building, and a leading institution that will represent the Kazakh national identity, the library goes beyond a mere architectural challenge. The new Presidential Library in Astana, Kazakhstan’s new capital since 1997, shall not only accumulate history but also provide a foundation for new futures. It will serve as an intellectual, multifunctional and cultural center with the primary goal to reflect the establishment and development of Kazakhstan, its political history, and the Head of the State’s activities and roles in the development of the country.
Duties will include:
– Reporting to the Partner-in-charge of design: Thomas Christoffersen
– Project leader for BIG’s project team
– Project leader for both engineer (Rambøll) and the local architect
– Relocating to Copenhagen, Denmark
– Time will be divided between Astana, Kazakhstan and Copenhagen, Denmark over the next 8-10 months
– Fluent in English, spoken and written
– Fluent in Russian, spoken and written
– Detailing skills (portfolio)
– Description skills (SNIP standard)
– Requirement: AutoCAD
– Preferred: Revit and/or Rhino
– minimum 10 years of experience as an Architect
– minimum 5 years of experience as a Project Leader
– experience as a Project Leader on an international culture project
– experience from a leading international architecture bureau
Please send your CV and portfolio as PDF (no larger then 5MB) and a minimum of two letters of recommendation to astana@BIG.dk before 25th of October 2009.
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