The release of AD100 2018 caused quite an uproar in the design community. The list, annually compiled by Architectural Digest, features some rookies and some veterans in the game. Today, We’re going to show you the 10 best projects by BIG, the Bjarke Ingels Group, a featured firm on that prestigious list. Join Daily Design News and find out more!
Danish National Maritime Museum, Helsingør, Denmark
Completed by BIG in 2013, this underground museum loops around an old dry dock to create a cultural facility dedicated to Denmark’s maritime history. The central void forms a sunken courtyard, while a series of enclosed bridges cut through the 60-year-old walls to connect exhibition spaces.
Superkilen park, Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG teamed up with landscape firm Topotek1 and artists Superflex on the design of the Superkilen park, which stretches 750 metres through the Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighbourhood. It features a brightly coloured carpet of grass and rubber, as well as miscellaneous street furniture representing 60 different nations.
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark
Often described as one of BIG’s most important projects, the 8 House is a pioneering housing development featuring a figure-of-eight plan that wraps two sloping rooftop courtyards. Built in 2010, it features a continuous cycle path and pedestrian walkway, designed to help foster a sense of community amongst residents.
Mountain Dwellings, Copenhagen, Denmark
Before the 8 House, BIG also completed another housing project in the Danish capital – a block of 80 apartments cascading over a multi-storey car park. This arrangement allows all residents to have roof gardens facing the sun, as well as parking near their front doors.
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Danish Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010
As well as Thomas Heatherwick’s spiky UK pavilion, the Shanghai Expo 2010 also featured BIG’s double-loop structure with a cycle park on the roof and a pool at its centre. Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid statue was temporarily relocated to sit inside.
Gammel Hellerup sports hall and art school, Hellerup, Denmark
Hualien Residences, Taiwan
BIG has so far completed one of the five-holiday homes that will make up this mountain-shaped resort development in Taiwan. The 1,000-square-metre house features “green landscape stripes”, rooftop solar panels, and full-height glazing.
BIG Maze, Washington DC, USA
Last year BIG built a concave wooden maze inside the Great Hall of the National Building Museum in Washington DC. Made entirely from Baltic Birch plywood, the 18-square-metre maze became easier to navigate towards the middle.
Via 57 West, New York, USA
Nearing completion in New York City, this tetrahedron-shaped residential building is described by BIG as a courtscraper – a combination of a skyscraper and a courtyard building.
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