Studio Banana TV interviews Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, principal of BIG
Bjarke Ingels (born October 2, 1974 in Copenhagen) is a Danish architect. He heads the Bjarke Ingels Group which he founded in 2006. In 2009 he co-founded the design consultancy KiBiSi. In his designs, Bjarke Ingels often tries to achieve a balance between playful and practical approaches to architecture. In 2005, Bjarke Ingels opened his own office, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), after having co-founded PLOT Architects in 2001 and collaborated with Rem Koolhaas at OMA. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke Ingels has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combines shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility, and humor. These projects include BIH House in Ørestad and the new Danish national Maritime museum in Elsinore, hotel projects in Norway, a highrise designed in the shape of the Chinese character for ‘people’ for Shanghai, a masterplan for the redevelopment of a former naval base and oil industry wasteland into a zero-emission resort and entertainment city off the coast of Baku, Azerbaijan, shaped as the seven mountains of the country, and a museum overlooking Mexico City. Under the BIG Banner Bjarke recently published “Yes is more – an archcomic on architectural evolution”.
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Interview by Studio Banana TV. Translation by Noelia Correa.
Special thanks to Daria Pahhota (BIG), Kristine Lorenzen (BIG), Line Juul Greisen (Dansk Arkitektur Center) and the Venezuelan Pavilion at the Biennale Giardini.