Tuesday, May 10, 2011
BIG (Bjarke Ingles Group) is the extraordinary Danish architectural design firm that got its start creating several groundbreaking projects in and for Copenhagen (The Danish Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China). Now they are designing a major project in New York City.
BIG has designed a massive 600 unit residential complex for Manhattan's west side. W57 (right), named for the street on the Hudson River where the 600-unit structure is planned, will be a unique addition to Manhattan’s skyline when it is completed in 2015. The project reflects Ingels' concept of hedonistic sustainability.
BIG has an office in New York City and, as a result of this project, Bjarke Ingels has been spending more time in the city. This photo (left) taken at the TEDx East conference in NYC on May 9, 2011, showing Bjarke Ingels with opera singer Julie Reumert (a student at Juilliard), may reveal another reason he has been spending more time in New York.
Click on the heading above to see Bjarke Ingels talk about some of the projects they were working on a couple of years ago.