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Copenhill: BIG opens Power Plant with Ski Slope on Top

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll, CopenHill opens as a new breed of waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall, embodying the notion of hedonistic sustainability while aligning with Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. CopenHill, also known as Amager […]

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MÉCA: A New Cultural Centre by BIG and FREAKS Architects opens in Bordeaux

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and FREAKS freearchitects, MÉCA creates a frame for the celebration of contemporary art, film and performances, giving Bordeaux the gift of art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban room. Centrally located between the River Garonne and Saint-Jean train station, the new 18,000 m2 Maison de l’Économie […]

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Isenberg School of Management opens Business Innovation Hub by BIG

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Architect of Record Goody Clancy, the copper-clad Business Innovation Hub at the heart of the University of Massachusetts Amherst adds 70,000SF of hyper-collaborative study and social space to one of the top-30 public business schools in the United States. The new expansion and partial renovation of the Isenberg School […]

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BIG Unveils Oceanix City at the United Nations

As part of UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, floating cities non-profit OCEANIX, the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering, BIG and partners propose a vision for the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents: Oceanix City. The first UN high-level roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities brought together innovators, explorers, marine engineers and scientists at […]

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Manmade Hillside: Prefabricated Timber Housing in Stockholm by BIG

The 25,000m2 wooden hillside at the edge of Stockholm’s treasured national park Gärdet celebrates its official opening together with the city’s tallest new structure, OMA’s Norra Tornen. Both buildings were inaugurated today by BIG Founding Partner Bjarke Ingels, Mayor of Stockholm Anna König Jerlmyr, City Architect Torleif Falk, CEO of Oscar Properties Oscar Engelbert and […]

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Modular Constructed Affordable Housing in Copenhagen by BIG

BIG fulfills “Homes for All” mission for non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo with the recently completed 6,800m2 winding wall in Copenhagen’s multicultural northwest area. The building offers 66 new homes to low-income citizens featuring unprecedented 3.5m ceilings, generous floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces, realized on a strict budget. Named after its Dortheavej address […]

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WeGrow Creates a New School Designed by BIG

BIG and WeWork’s collaboration and belief in creativity manifests through the first WeGrow school in New York City. The interactive learning landscape supports a conscious approach to education, nurturing the growth, spirit and mind of the 21st century child. The 10,000ft2 learning universe for children aged three to nine is located in WeWork’s HQ in […]

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Noma 2.0 Opens in a Culinary Garden Village Designed by BIG

Noma is situated between two lakes and within the community of Christiania, the new restaurant is built on the site of a protected ex-military warehouse once used to store mines for the Royal Danish Navy. Imagined as an intimate culinary garden village, guests are welcomed to experience a new menu and philosophy that will redefine […]

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BIG Completes Subtle Mutation of the Classic Skyscraper in Shenzhen

The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently: the building skin is developed to maximize the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen. The 96,000m2 office development for the state-owned Shenzhen Energy Company is designed to look and feel […]

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Reinventing the Future of Play: BIG’s LEGO House opens in Denmark

Welcome to our projects series where we present benchmarks of urban living – self developed by architects and creative city makers. This week we want to present you the LEGO House by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. Did you too realize you have a passion for architecture when building your first houses with LEGO bricks? With LEGO House […]

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Architectural Idea Incubators: How 5 Successful Architecture Firms are Fostering Innovation

These five architecture firms show how fostering innovation and creativity through in-house idea incubators and research labs helps them stay ahead of the curve. We recently published a list of must-watch TED talks for archipreneurs, which includes the one delivered by growth specialist and business strategist Knut Haanaes. Looking for reasons why companies fail, Haanaes […]

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Build Your Own: 6 Successfully Crowdfunded Architecture Projects

In today’s financial environment archipreneurs have to be creative when it comes to funding. Crowdfunding, the practice of investing in projects through the use of a crowd-supported web based fundraising campaign, has been proven to be successful to get projects off the ground. Last week we shared with you 5 essentials models you should know in […]

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