RIBA NW: Pushing Boundaries: BIG Architects

Organiser: RIBA NW
Location: Manchester Metropolitan Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH
Phone: 0151 703 0107

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.

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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

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.