Bjarke Ingels Group or BIG is a Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona based group of architects, designers, urbanists, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
They believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism. In the shape of programmatic alchemy, they create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms. In terms of BIG’s leadership, BIG is led by 17 Partners: Bjarke Ingels, Sheela Maini Søgaard, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Thomas Christoffersen, Finn Nørkjær, David Zahle, Jakob Lange, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Daniel Sundlin, Jakob Sand, Brian Yang, Beat Schenk, Agustin Perez-Torres, Martin Voelkle, Leon Rost, Catherine Huang and Ole Elkjær-Larsen.
Shenzen Opera House
BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. Scroll down to know more about the group and be inspired by some of their best interior design projects.
Denmark’s ‘Invisible’ Tirpitz Museum, MCB
NOMA in Copenhagen
DONG – Frederiksborgvej 73
WILS – WILSON SECONDARY SCHOOL
SEM – SHENZHEN ENERGY HQ