BIG Bjarke Ingels Group. Sustainable Topographies
With over forty built works in different parts of the planet – and more than twice that number in projects, including one outside our orbit – the practice established in 2001 by Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, 1974) lives up to its name. From four offices the firm runs a vast network of professionals that has produced an architecture halfway between pragmatism at its strictest and utopia at its most idealistic, always with a sustainable approach which, beyond the programs, seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives. This is the philosophy that shines through in the works featured here: a museum in Switzerland, dwellings in Sweden, and a zoo and an unusual waste-energy plant in Denmark.