- Date: 2013-03-14 18:30:00
- Location: Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH
- Phone: 0151 703 0107
- Organiser: RIBA NW
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIBA NW: Pushing Boundaries: BIG Architects
BIG Architects - Jakob Lange will be coming to Manchester on 14 March 2013 to take part in the RIBA North West's Pushing Boundaries lecture series. The lecture will take place at the Manchester Metropolitan Business School and begin at 6:30pm. The lecture will cover topics including YES IS MORE, HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY and the work of BIG Architects.
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. In our architectural production we demonstrate a high sensitivity to the particular demands of site context and program. BIG's recently completed projects include the 8 House and Superkilen both of which have been recently distinguished with National AIA Honor Awards and Bjarke Ingels received the 2012 Wall Street Journal's Innovator of the Year Prize . Projects being designed in North America, include the New York City based 600 unit West 57th Tower designed for Durst Fetner Residential and the Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove two twin residential towers both of which have broken ground and the forthcoming Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. For more information go to www.big.dk.
Jakob Lange is a Partner at BIG and has collaborated with Bjarke
Ingels since 2003. As a Project Leader for several prize and award
winning projects, Jakob has been instrumental in several of
BIG's largest commissions. He led the design and development of
the innovative and multi-award winning Mountain residences
completed in 2008 and served as the Project Leader for the new
Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia, which received a MIPIM Future Award
2011 and will be completed in 2016. Most recently Jakob led the
winning design team for the Koutalaki Ski Village in Finland and
the Stockholm City Gate in Sweden. He is currently the design
partner in charge of Stettin 7, a 20,000m2 luxury green condominium
commissioned by Oscar Properties in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as
BIG's projects in Taiwan, including the Hualien Beach Resort.
Jakob also manages BIG's relationship with sister company and
award-winning product designers KiBiSi.