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Panda House Observation Center / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 18

zoo  · 
Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2450.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

CopenHill Energy Plant and Urban Recreation Center / BIG

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Soren Aagaard © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Dragoer Luftfoto + 19

Energy Plant  · 
Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 41000.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Spotlight: Bjarke Ingels

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (born 2 October 1974) is often cited as one of the most inspirational architects of our time. At an age when many architects are just beginning to establish themselves in professional practice, Ingels has already won numerous competitions and achieved a level of critical acclaim (and fame) that is rare for new names in the industry. His work embodies a rare optimism that is simultaneously playful, practical, and immediately accessible.

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010. Image © Iwan Baan VM Houses / BIG + JDS. Image Courtesy of BIG Danish National Maritime Museum. Image © Rasmus Hjortshõj 2016 Serpentine Pavilion. Image © Iwan Baan + 28

Lille Langebro Cycle and Pedestrian Bridge / WilkinsonEyre

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 31

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: WilkinsonEyre
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Public Spaces Aren't Really Available for Everyone

When we talk about public space, we often imagine a park with happy, relaxed people on a sunny day. In actuality, this is a very restricted approach. A young woman does not cross a deserted street at dawn in the same way as a white man wearing a suit or as an immigrant who may not be welcomed by local citizens. Have you ever felt discriminated while visiting a public space?

In this edition of Editors’ Talk, editors from Los Angeles, São Paulo, Argentina, and Uruguay share their views on defining public spaces for everyone

BIG's Vortex-Shaped Glasir College Opens in the Faroe Islands

Bjarke Ingels Group.'s vortex-shaped education center has opened in the Faroe Islands. The Glasir Tórshavn College combines three schools under one roof in an area of over 19,000 square meters. Made to celebrates the Faroese landscape, the project includes the Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Tórshavn Technical College and the Business College. The design features glass façades that are mounted in a sawtooth shingle to form the building's circular shape.

Glasir Tórshavn College. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj Glasir Tórshavn College. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj Glasir Tórshavn College. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj Glasir Tórshavn College. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 10

Game Streetmekka Aalborg / JAJA Architects

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 48

Renovation  · 
Aalborg, Denmark
  • Architects: JAJA Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2500.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Glasir Tórshavn College / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 35

University  · 
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 19200.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Camp Adventure Observation Tower / EFFEKT

© Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 34

  • Architects: EFFEKT
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

© DuoCai Photograph
© DuoCai Photograph

© Gianluca Stefani © Thomas Zaar © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Sebastien Michelini + 112

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

AIA Selects 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

Confluence Park. Image © Casey Dunn
Confluence Park. Image © Casey Dunn

The American Institute of Architects has selected nine projects for its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. The award program celebrates the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. AIA’s five-member jury selects submissions that demonstrate design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, ecology, environmental sustainability and history.

TIRPITZ Museum. Image © Rasmus Hjortshoj Casey House. Image © doublespace photography Smart Factory. Image © Simon Menges, Berlin Confluence Park. Image © Casey Dunn + 18

Shortlisted Projects Announced for the EU Mies Award 2019

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2019 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The Prize, for which ArchDaily is a media partner, has seen a jury distill 383 nominated works into a 40-project-strong shortlist, celebrating the trends and opportunities in adaptive reuse, housing, and culture across Europe.

Homes for All - Dortheavej Residence / Bjarke Ingels Group

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 24

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6800.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018