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Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE

02:00 - 29 April, 2016
Museum of Rock / MVRDV + COBE, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Ossip van Duivenbode © Ossip van Duivenbode © Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj + 44

Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE

04:00 - 9 February, 2016
Frederiksvej Kindergarten / COBE, © Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 21

ArchDaily Readers Tell Us Who Should Win the 2016 Pritzker Prize

09:30 - 8 January, 2016
ArchDaily Readers Tell Us Who Should Win the 2016 Pritzker Prize

For over 30 years, the Pritzker Prize has awarded some of the most inspirational and accomplished architects on the planet, and it has long helped to shape public discussion about current trends and ideas in architecture. Recent years have been no exception; in 2014, for example, the jury's citation of Shigeru Ban's humanitarian work sparked a heated discussion about the social duties of architects.

However, just as the selection by the Pritzker jury can shape public debate, it is also influenced by public opinion. So with the announcement of the 2016 Pritzker Prize winner due on Wednesday, last month we asked our readers to give us an insight into which architects they feel should be in the running. Through a poll and the comments on the post, they let us know who they think is deserving of architecture's biggest prize.

The Business of Design Success: How did BIG Get So... Big?

09:30 - 11 November, 2015
The Business of Design Success: How did BIG Get So... Big?, Danish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Image © Iwan Baan
Danish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Image © Iwan Baan

In recent years, the ever-increasing profile of Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG have been hard to miss. For an office that is barely 10 years old, the number and scope of their projects is astonishing; to cope with demand, the firm has grown to employ almost 300 people. This growth, though, did not happen by accident. In this article, originally published on DesignIntelligence as "The Secret to BIG Success," Bob Fisher speaks to the firm's CEO and Partner Sheela Maini Søgaard in order to uncover the business plan behind the BIG phenomenon.

BIG may be the most appropriately named firm on the planet.

The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) seems to have an outsized impact in all it does. The Copenhagen-based design firm turns conventions and assumptions upside down and combines contrasting possibilities in outrageously bold, imaginative and playful ways. Projects like Via at West 57th Street in New York City and the Amager Bakke Waste-to-Energy Plant in Copenhagen are prime examples: the first a pyramid-shaped apartment building that defies the forest of rectangular towers around it, and the second a power plant that doubles as a smoke ring-blowing ski slope.

The world has taken note. Whether in praise or criticism, the architectural, cultural and business media tend to strike a heroic tone when describing the firm’s work: radical, ambitious, bold, confident. In short…BIG.

Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium, Hellerup. Image © Jens Lindhe 8 House, Copenhagen. Image © Dragor Luftfoto Two World Trade Center in New York. Image © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG + 9

DDS Søndermarken / Sophus Søbye Architects

02:00 - 11 September, 2015
DDS Søndermarken / Sophus Søbye Architects, © Jens Larsen
© Jens Larsen

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Rasmus Hjortshøj © Jens Larsen © Jens Larsen + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bag Søndermarken, 2500 København, Denmark
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Sophus Søbye, David Vega y Rojo, Martin Freeman, Maria del Mar Freire Morales
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bjarke Ingels Talks Tech, Entrepreneurship and Modernism in this Podcast with Prehype

08:00 - 10 September, 2015
Bjarke Ingels Talks Tech, Entrepreneurship and Modernism in this Podcast with Prehype, The Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, exemplary of Bjarke Ingels' entrepreneurial approach to architecture. Image © Iwan Baan
The Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010, exemplary of Bjarke Ingels' entrepreneurial approach to architecture. Image © Iwan Baan

Prehype, a venture development firm, has released its latest in a series of podcasts by partner Henrik Werdelin, featuring Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Having worked with Prehype on investments into tech development, Bjarke Ingels discusses his experiences and perspectives on the industry, drawing parallels between entrepreneurship, tech development and architecture.

Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG

14:00 - 17 May, 2015
Sports & Arts Expansion at Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium / BIG, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Jens Lindhe © Rasmus Hjortshoj + 30

  • Architects

    BIG
  • Location

    Duntzfelts Alle 21, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
  • Category

  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær
  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Project Leaders

    Ole Schrøder, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Frederik Lyng
  • Multi-Use Hall & Gymnasium Team

    Ana Merino, Anders Hjortnæs, Christian Alvarez, Dennis Rasmussen, Gül Ertekin, Henrick Poulsen, Hjalti Gestsson, Jan Magasanik, Jakob Lange, Jacob Thomsen, Jeppe Ecklon, Ji-young Yoon, Michael Schønemann, Narisara Schröder, Riccardo Mariano, Rune Hansen, Snorre Nash, Thomas Juul-Jensen, Vincent He, Xu Li
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

00:00 - 25 February, 2015
5 Finalists Selected for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award

Five projects have been selected as finalists of the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture- Mies van der Rohe Award. The finalists were selected from a shortlist of 40 projects, and over the next couple of months the jury members will visit each of the finalist projects to evaluate the buildings firsthand and gather information from the people who use them. On May 7, the architects will present their projects to the jury. The winner will be announced the following day at a ceremony at Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion.

See the five finalists after the break.

Video: Bjarke Ingels on the Power of Architecture

00:00 - 4 November, 2014

This past month at WIRED by Design, Bjarke Ingels gave a rundown of his most ambitious projects, highlighting one underlining theme: BIG’s mission to “create social infrastructure for resilient cities.” From their Manhattan “BIG U” storm proofing plan, recently awarded $400 million in federal funds, to their “ski slope” waste-to-energy plant currently underway in Copenhagen, the Danish practice is undoubtedly fulfilling their mission in a BIG and infectious way.

Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE

00:00 - 8 October, 2014
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten / COBE, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 24

COBE's Adaptive Reuse of Nordhavnen Silo Marks Beginning of Redevelopment

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
© COBE
© COBE

Danish firm COBE is transforming the largest industrial building in Nordhavnen - a silo - into an apartment building with both private and public functions. For COBE, who also created the urban development plans for Nordhavnen, this project marks the beginning of the post-industrial area's future. Nordhavnen is a harbor area located only 4km from Copenhagen's city centre.

 "The exciting thing about old industrial property is how to preserve their soul and at the same time use them for something else," said Klaus Kastbjerg, the owner of the silo, commenting on the adaptive reuse project. To preserve the soul of the silo, the architects will maintain a raw industrial feeling on the interior. Each of the 40 retrofitted apartments will contain visible historic remnants such as existing concrete columns and walls.

Keep reading after the break for more information and images...

Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum

00:00 - 1 August, 2014
Under the Skin: Exploring BIG Through the Danish Maritime Museum, © Rasmus Hjortshøj
© Rasmus Hjortshøj

With a voluminous portfolio and a bold, light-hearted persona, Bjarke Ingels is among the most respected young architects of the era. Now, as he enters his forties, this article from Icon looks at one of his longest-running projects: The Danish National Maritime Museum. Exploring the development of this project from competition winning proposal in 2006 to completion last year, it discusses some of BIG’s more daring decisions for the museum’s design, as well as Ingels’ development as an architect on the international stage.

Shortlist Announced for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2014

01:00 - 4 July, 2014
Shortlist Announced for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2014

The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for its 2014 awards, with almost 300 projects competing in the world's largest architectural awards program.

The shortlist includes the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects, OMA, Foster + Partners, BIG, Woods Bagot, KPF, Farrells, Perkins + Will and Aedas, alongside many other smaller practices. Although the shortlist practices from over 50 countries, this year there is a noticable increase in entries from Asia – with the number of projects in China, Malaysia and Vietnam up by 87%, 71% and 140% respectively over last year.

The shortlisted projects will be presented live by the architects to international judging panels. After this, the winning projects in each of the 27 categories will go on for the World Building or Future Project of the Year award, judged by the festival's 'super-jury': Richard Rogers, Rocco Yim, Julie Eizenberg, Enric Ruiz Geli and Peter Rich.

This year's festival, hosted once again at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will take place from the 1st - 3rd of October, when the winning projects will be announced. You can book your festival pass here - and read on after the break for the full shortlist.

Oxley / LAUD Architects Inc. Image Courtesy of World Architecture Festival Danish Maritime Museum / BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters  Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Doublespace + 22

RIBA Announces 2014 National Award Winners

01:00 - 19 June, 2014
RIBA Announces 2014 National Award Winners, King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners. Image © Hufton+Crow
King’s Cross Station / John McAslan + Partners. Image © Hufton+Crow

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 44 buildings in the UK and 12 EU projects to win 2014 RIBA National Awards. The list includes instantly recognizable projects such as The Shard by Renzo Piano and Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham, but also rewards plenty of well-crafted smaller projects, for example Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects.

From this list of National winners, the RIBA will select the shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize, which will be revealed next month. See the full list of winners after the break.

Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo. Image © Christian Richters Tate Britain Renovation / Caruso St. John. Image © Helene Binet Manchester School of Art / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image © Hufton+Crow Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG. Image © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 21

ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

01:00 - 18 May, 2014
ArchDaily Editors Select 20 Amazing 21st Century Museums

In honor of International Museum Day we’ve collected twenty fascinating museums well worth visiting again. In this round up you’ll find classics - such as Bernard Tschumi Architects' New Acropolis Museum and Zaha Hadid Architects' MAXXI Museum - as well as lesser-known gems - such as Medieval Museum, the Natural History Museum of Utah by Ennead, and the Muritzeum by Wingårdhs. See all of our editors' favorites after the break!

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

01:00 - 17 December, 2013
New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Rasmus Hjortshøj © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk + 17

Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG

01:00 - 21 October, 2013
Danish National Maritime Museum / BIG, © Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

© Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj © Rasmus Hjortshõj + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    3000 Helsingor, Denmark
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leader

    David Zahle
  • Desing Team

    John Pries Jensen, Henrik Kania, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Rasmus Pedersen, Annette Jensen, Dennis Rasmussen, Jan Magasanik, Jeppe Ecklon, Karsten Hammer Hansen, Rasmus Rodam, Rune Hansen, Alina Tamosiunaite, Alysen Hiller, Ana Merino, Andy Yu, Christian Alvarez, Claudio Moretti, Felicia Guldberg, Gül Ertekin, Johan Cool, Jonas Mønster, Kirstine Ragnhild, Malte Kloe, Marc Jay, Maria Mavriku, Masatoshi Oka, Oana Simionescu, Pablo Labra, Peter Rieff, Qianyi Lim, Sara Sosio, Sebastian Latz, Tina Lund Højgaard, Tina Troster, Todd Bennet, Xi Chen, Xing Xiong, Xu Li
  • Area

    17500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs