BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Geoff Manaugh, Bjarke Ingels, Jeffrey Inaba, Boris Broman Jensen
ARCHILIFE, Seoul, 2010
BIG is maybe the first Danish architectural office to be truly ‘glocal’ in the sense of both anchored in Copenhagen and clearly rooted in a particular cultural and political context – and at the same time being the most globally acting architectural office in Denmark. They may be regarded as one of the first real successful exponents for a new post-national identity operating within a new set of blurred cultural boundaries. Projects include The Danish Expo Pavillion, Helsingor Psychiatric Hospital, Sjakket Youth Centre, The Faroe Islands Educational Centre, Arlanda Airport Hotel, Shenzhen International Energy Mansion. Includes an essay by Geoff Manaugh and an interview with Bjarke Ingels by Jeffrey Inaba. Introduction by Boris Broman Jensen.