Bjarke Ingels Group
|Industry||architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development|
|Headquarters||Copenhagen & New York|
Number of employees
Bjarke Ingels Group, often referred to as BIG, is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, and builders operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. As of 2016, the office has over 400 employees from 25 countries.
Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt established PLOT in Copenhagen in January 2001, as a focus for their architectural practice. Ingels established BIG in late 2005 after he and De Smedt closed down PLOT. This drew acclaim for its first completed commission, the Mountain, a residential project in Copenhagen which had been started by PLOT. Over the next couple of years, BIG's projects included a waste-to-energy plant which doubles as a ski-slope in Copenhagen, Denmark; the West 57th Street mixed-use tower in midtown Manhattan for Durst Fetner Residential; the National Art Gallery of Greenland in Nuuk; the headquarters for the Shenzhen Energy Company in Shenzhen; and the Kimball Art Center in Utah.
In December 2009, the company's partnership was expanded to include Thomas Christoffersen, Jakob Lange, Finn Nørkjaer, Andreas Klok Pedersen, David Zahle, CEO Sheela Maini Søgaard, and Kai-Uwe Bergmann.
In 2015, BIG added four new partners: Beat Schenk and Daniel Sundlin in New York and Brian Yang and Jakob Sand in Copenhagen.
BIG IDEAS Lab
Launched in 2014, the division is part R&D lab, part incubator for BIG design concepts that can be spun off into independent products or companies.
The lab was founded to build the steam-ring generator for the Amager Bakke - the Copenhagen power plant with a ski slope on its roof - which will "puff" every time it emits a tonne of carbon dioxide. It is now working on numerous BIG collaborations and spin-off projects, including a smart internet-connected lock named Friday, "a company that creates water from super-efficient dehumidification", and Urban Rigger - floating student housing for coastal cities built from repurposed shipping containers. The first are scheduled to be built in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2016.
- Copenhagen Harbour Baths, Designed by BIG & JDS, Copenhagen (completed 2002)
- Maritime Youth House, Designed by BIG & JDS, Copenhagen (completed 2004)
- Psychiatric Hospital, Designed by BIG & JDS, Helsingor, Denmark (completed 2005)
- VM Houses, Designed by BIG & JDS, Ørestad, Copenhagen (completed 2006)
- M2 Hill House, Denmark
- Sjakket Community Building, Designed by BIG & JDS, Copenhagen (completed 2007)
- Mountain Dwellings, Ørestad, Copenhagen (completed 2008)
- Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi, Korea
- 8 House, Ørestad, Copenhagen (2010)
- Danish Expo Pavilion 2010, EXPO 2010, Shanghai, China
- Times Square Valentine, New York City, USA (completed 2012)
- Superkilen, innovative park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen (competition win 2008, completed 2012)
- Heinemann Regionals Taxfree Store, Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark (completed 2013)
- Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium - Sports Hall & Cultural building, Hellerup, Denmark (completed 2013 & 2015)
- 1200 Intrepid - office building in Philadelphia
- Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- The BIG Maze, National Building Museum, Washington D.C (completed 2014)
- VIA 57 West, New York City, United States (completed 2016)
- Tirpitz Museum, Blåvand, Denmark (completed 2017)
- Two World Trade Center, New York City, New York, United States 
- The Big U, New York City, New York, United States 
- Grove at Grand Bay, Miami, Florida, United States 
- LEGO House, Billund, Denmark 
- Hualien Residences, Hualien, Taiwan
- Serpentine Summer Pavilion 2016, London, England, United Kingdom
- Washington Redskins Stadium, Washington D.C., United States
- Google North Bayshore Campus, Mountain View, California, United States
- Transitlager Dreispitz, Basel, Switzerland (competition win, November 2011)
- Amager Bakke, Copenhagen, Denmark (competition win 2011)
- Faroe Islands Education Centre, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands (competition win, December 2009)
- Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, Shenzhen, China (competition win, September 2009)
- Honeycomb / Albany Marina Residences, Building One, Nassau, Bahamas,
- Vancouver House, Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Audemars Piguet Museum, La Maison des Fondateurs, La Vallée de Joux, La Brassus, Switzerland
- Telus Sky Tower, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- Zootopia, Givskud, Denmark 
- New Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico (competition win, April 2009)
- New Tallinn City Hall, Tallinn, Estonia (competition win, June 2009)
- World Village of Women Sports, Malmö, Sweden (competition win, November 2009)
- National Gallery, Nuuk, Greenland (competition win, February 2011)
- Paris PARC, Paris, France (competition win, November 2011) 
- Koutalaki Ski Village, Levi, Finland (competition win, 2011)
- Kimball Art Centre, Park City, Utah, United States (competition win, February 2012)
- Cross # Towers, Seoul, South Korea
- Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France (competition win, April 2012)
- The Red Line, Tampere, Finland (competition win, May 2012)
- Rose Rock International Finance Center, Tianjin, China
- Phoenix Observation Tower, Phoenix, Arizona, US
- EuropaCity, Paris, France
- Smithsonian Institution South Campus Master Plan, Washington D.C., United States
- NYPD 40th Precinct, Bronx, New York, United States
- The Spiral Tower, New York City, New York, United States
- Metzler High-Rise, Frankfurt, Germany
- Battersea Power Station Malaysia Square, London, England, United Kingdom
- King Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 79&Park, Stockholm Sweden
- Frederiksborgvej 73, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Wilson Secondary School, Arlington, Virginia, United States
- Västerås Travel Center, Västerås, Sweden
- Vinterbad Bryggen, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Saint Thomas Church Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Pittsburgh Lower Hill Master Plan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway
- Esbjerg Towers, Esbjerg, Denmark (Cactus Towers)
- 2008 Forum AID Award for Best Building in Scandinavia in 2008 (for Mountain Dwellings)
- 2008 World Architecture Festival Award for Best Residential Building (for Mountain Dwellings)
- 2009 ULI Award for Excellence (for Mountain Dwellings)
- 2011 Prix Delarue, French Academy of Architecture, Paris 
- 2013 Progressive Architecture Award for Kimball Art Center
- 2013 Red Dot Award: Product Design, ‘Best of the Best’ | Architecture & Urban Design (for Superkilen)
- 2013 International Olympic Committee Award, Gold Medal (for Superkilen)
- 2013 ArchDaily Buildings of the Year (for Superkilen)
- 2013 Mies Van Der Rohe Award, Finalist (for Superkilen)
- 2013 Den Danske Lyspris (for Gammel Hellerup High School)
- 2014 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner (for the Danish Maritime Museum and Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium)
- 2014 Honor Award, American Institute of Architects (for the Danish Maritime Museum)
- 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects Awards European National Winner (for the Danish Maritime Museum)
- 2014 European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier (for the Danish Maritime Museum)
- 2014 Archdaily Cultural Building of the Year (for the Danish Maritime Museum)
- 2014 Re-thinking the Future, First Award (for Vancouver House)
- 2014 Den Nordiske Lyspris (for Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium)
- 2014 World Architecture Festival Cultural Category Winner (for the Danish Maritime Museum)
- 2015 American Institute of Architects National Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design (for The DryLine resiliency project)
- 2015 Global Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction, Bronze (for The DryLine resiliency project)
- 2015 National Council of Structural Engineers Associations Awards, Excellence Award in Structural Engineering (for Grove at Grand Bay)
- 2015 World Architecture Festival Future Project of the Year (for Vancouver House)
- 2016 American Institute of Architects Honor Awards, Regional and Urban Design Award (for Smithsonian South Campus Master Plan)
- 2016 Building Design Magazine World Architecture 100 Awards, 2nd Most Admired Architectural Practice
- 2016 American Institute of Architects New York Chapter design Awards, Honor Award (for 2 World Trade Center)
- 2016 International Highrise Award, for VIA 57 West
- 2007 BIG City, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
- 2009 Yes is More, Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen
- 2010 Yes is More, CAPC Bordeaux
- 2014 The BIG Maze, National Building Museum 
- 2015 HOT TO COLD, National Building Museum 
- Hot to Cold: An Odyssey of Architectural Adaptation, Taschen - 2015
- Yes Is More: Yes Is More: An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution, Taschen - 2009
- Museum in the Dock, Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing - 2014
- Superkilen Book, Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing - 2013
- AV Monograph BIG, Arquitectura Viva - 2013
- Being BIG by Abitare, Abitare - 2012
- BIG Red Book, Ada Edita Global Architecture - 2012
- BIG Pink Book, Archilife - 2010
- BIG Bjarke Ingels Group Projects 2001-2010, Design Media Publishing Ltd - 2011
- A Project as an Icon, an Icon as a Project, in STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine Issue#03 Icon, Milano, edited by Romolo Calabrese, 2012 Article
- "About Bjarke Ingels Group". big.dk. Bjarke Ingels Group. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group". big.dk. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Young Danes Think Big". Architectural Record. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
- "NYC design with a twist". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- Alissa Walker. "Here's What the First Full-Scale Test of the Hyperloop Will Look Like [Updated]". Gizmodo. Gawker Media. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
- "BIG Architects' Hill House has a Garden on Top". inhabitat.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "8 House". arcspace. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
- "Warehouse421 - Home". www.warehouse421.ae. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "VIΛ 57 WEST". www.via57west.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- Herbert, Kari (24 June 2017). "On Denmark's Jutland coast an elegant new museum counters a Nazi monolith". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
- "Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses 2016". Serpentine Galleries. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Redskins Hire World-Renowned Firm BIG For New Stadium". www.redskins.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Transitlager by BIG". Dezeen. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/08/130801-amager-bakke-europe-waste-to-energy/. Missing or empty
- "Faroe Islands Education Centre by BIG and Fuglark". Dezeen. Retrieved 2009-12-15.
- "Shenzhen International Energy Mansion by BIG". Dezeen. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- http://www.dezeen.com/2014/01/27/big-bjark-ingels-honeycomb-housing-bahamas/. Missing or empty
- "Shape shifting in Vancouver". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "BIG chosen to expand headquarters of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in La Vallée de Joux". Bustler. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
- https://www.wired.com/2014/08/a-zoo-designed-to-trick-animals-into-thinking-you-arent-watching/. Missing or empty
- "Tallinn City Hall by Bjarke Ingels Group". Dezeen. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- "Taking on the women of the world". Dezeen. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- "New National Gallery". arcspace. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- "A walk in the PARC". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
- "BIG architects: koutalaki ski village". designboom. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- A new twist, BIG and Architectural Nexus design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of the Kimball Art Center, World Architecture News, 14 Feb 2012
- Kimball Art Center / BIG, by Alison Furuto, ArchDaily, 03 Jan 2012
- BIG wins competition for the new Kimball Art Center in Park City, by David Basulto, ArchDaily, 10 Feb 2012
- BIG Unveils New Scheme for Park City’s Kimball Art Center, by Karissa Rosenfield, ArchDaily, 04 Mar 2014
- BIG Designs Rejected Again for Kimball Art Center, by Finn MacLeod, ArchDaily, 27 Aug 2014
- "BIG contributes to towering design in Seoul". World Architecture News. Retrieved 2012-05-10.
- "Team BIG+FREAKS Wins Competition for New Cultural Center in Bordeaux". Bustler. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
- "The Red Line". archello. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
- "Rose Rock International Finance Center to be New Icon in Northern China/BIG". Evolo. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
- "BIG Designs Sexy Observation Tower for Phoenix". Bustler. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
- Welkome, Wandi -. "Bienvenue | EuropaCity". www.europacity.com. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- Bowley, Graham (November 14, 2014). "Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Plan to Renovate Its Museums and Public Spaces". The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
- "BIG to Extend High Line Vertically with Spiral Tower". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "A ziggurat for King West: Take a peek at Bjarke Ingels's plan for Toronto". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "BIG Reveals Design for "Cascading" Secondary School in Virginia". ArchDaily. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Twisted art museum by BIG to be built across a Norwegian river". Dezeen. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "BIG plans twisted museum building for kistefos sculpture park". designboom | architecture & design magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-20.
- "Urban Land Institute presents Award of Excellence to the Mountain". +MOOD. Archived from the original on 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Palmarès 2011 – Prix de l'Architecture de l'Académie d'architecture" (in French). batiactu. Retrieved 2011-06-17.
- "60th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards". Architect. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- http://red-dot.de/pd/online-exhibition/work/?code=2013-12-7871&lang=en. Missing or empty
- IAKS. http://www.iaks.org/en/awards/here-are-winners-ioc-ipc-iaks-architectural-prizes-2013. Missing or empty
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-15. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
- "LEGO Towers by Bjarke Ingels Group". Dezeen. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- "Yes is More". Danish Architecture Centre. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- "Yes is More: An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution' by Bjarke Ingels". dsgn world. Archived from the original on 2012-06-23. Retrieved 2009-09-23.
- "The BIG Maze". National Building Museum. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
- "HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation". National Building Museum. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- STUDIO Architecture and Urbanism magazine
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