IAAC Lecture Series 2017/18
Friday 15th of June 2018
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
@ 19.00, IAAC Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public
Mandatory Eventbrite Registration
19:00 // Doors Open
19:15 // Welcome – Areti Markopoulou, IAAC Academic Director
19:20 // Introduction – Vicente Guallart, IAAC Founder
19:30 // Lecture – Bjarke Ingels, BIG Founding Partner
20:30 // Refreshments
Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal awarded Bjarke the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award. Architizer awarded BIG as Firm of the year. In 2016, Time Magazine named Bjarke one of the 100 most influential people in the world today.
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is a Copenhagen, New York and London based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes, not least due to the influence of multicultural exchange, global economic flows, and communication technologies that together require new ways of architectural and urban organization. Like a form of programmatic alchemy, BIG creates architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking, and shopping; by hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatism and utopia, BIG finds the freedom to change the surface of our planet to better fit contemporary life forms.