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Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG - is a Copenhagen based group of 85 architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. Historically the field of architecture has been dominated by 2 opposing extremes. On one side an avant-garde full of crazy ideas. Originating from philosophy, mysticism or a fascination of the formal potential of computer visualizations they are often so detached from reality that they fail to become something other than eccentric curiosities. On the other side there are well organized corporate consultants that build predictable and boring boxes of high standard. Architecture seems to be entrenched in two equally unfertile fronts: Either naively utopian or petrifying pragmatic. We believe that there is a third way wedged in the no mans land between the diametrical opposites. Or in the small but very fertile overlap between the two. A pragmatic utopian architecture that takes on the creation of socially, economically and environmentally perfect places as a practical objective. In our projects we test the effects of scale and the balance of programmatic mixtures on the social, economical and ecological outcome. Like a form of programmatic alchemy we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. Each building site is a testbed for its own pragmatic utopian experiment. At BIG we are devoted to investing in the overlap between radical and reality. Choosing between them you condemn yourself to frustrated martyrdom or apathic affirmation. By hitting the fertile overlap, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit the way we want to live. In all our actions we try to move the focus from the little details to the BIG picture.

1 : 1 HOUSE, 1ST : HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, 2KR : DOUBLE PERIMETER BLOCK, 4D : SUSTAINABLE OFFICE AND HOUSING, 8 : 8 HOUSE, AAA : AQUA CENTER, AKS : ARCTIC CULTURAL CENTER, ARK : PLOT ARKANOID, ASP : ASPLUND LIBRARY EXTENSION, BAD : COPENHAGEN HARBOUR BATH PLOT=BIG+JDS, BAT : BATTERY HOUSING, BBB : BETTER AND CHEAPER HOUSING, BI : BIG IDEAS EXHIBITION, BIL : CAR & DWELLINGS, BKI : LANDSBANKI HQ ICELAND, BKØ : STUDENT HOUSING AND COMMUNAL, BLÅ : SPORT & COMMUNITY CENTER IN NØRREBRO, BOR : BORGERGADE HOUSING AND PARKING, BRO : THE BRIDGE, BÅD : AQUADOMI HOUSEBOATS, CARL : CARLSBERG CAMPUS, CPHX : BIG COPENHAGEN EXPERIMENT, DBF : DEUTSCHE BAHN FRANKFURT HOUSING, DK : TOO PERFECT - REBRANDING DENMARK, DOG : DOGVILLE MARKETING CAMPAIGN, DRE : DREJEN RESIDENTIAL CITY, DUN : THE DUNNY SHOW, ECH : ESCHER TOWER, ESSO : HOUSING INTEGRATED WITH A PARK, FRE : FREJA PROPERTY'S ESTATE IN, FUR : VILLA FUR, GEM : GRANT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, GYM : HIGH SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE, HAV : SUPERHARBOUR, HHH : HOLBÆK KASBA, HOA : HOLSTEBRO HANDBALL ARENA, HOL : HOTEL AT HOLBÆK HARBOUR, HOLY : THE HOLY ROAD, ATHEN ISR : ISRAELS SQUARE, ITA : INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE, JESS : JESSHEIM HOTEL, KIEV : HOUSING, RETAIL & PARKING, KLM : THE CLOVER BLOCK, KTK : ROYAL DANISH THEATER, KUNG : UMEÅ CITY HALL SQUARE, LDK : LITTLE DENMARK, LEGO : LEGO RESIDENCES & MIXED USE, LIL : HAFJELL HOUNTAIN HOTEL, LIM : THE IRISH WORLD PERFORMING ART VILLAGE, LT : LITTLE TOWER M2 : TYPEHOUSES PLOT=BIG+JDS, MAR : MARITIME YOUTH HOUSE PLOT=BIG+JDS, MAG : HIGH SQUARE JDS+BIG, NLP : NEW NATIONAL LIBRARY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, MDE : MARINA DEL ESTE HOTEL, MET : STRETCH METAL HOUSING, MONT : MONTENEGRO RESIDENCE, MTN : MOUNTAIN DWELLINGS, NYC : HOUSING AND SHOPS, MØN : GEOLOGY MUSEUM & VISITORS CENTER, ODA : ODENSE AQUA CENTER, ODE : ODENPLAN ATRIUM, POL : HAMBROGSGADE OFFICE BUILDING, PSY : PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL PLOT=BIG+JDS, REN : PEOPLE'S BUILDING SHANGHAI, RIG : PROPOSAL FOR DAUGAVA EMBANKMENT, RING : PLANNING OF RINGKØBING CULTURAL, RSH : RED STAR HARBOUR, SAX : YOUTH HOUSING IN GLADSAXE, SCA : SCALA - LIBRARY, CONFERENCE CENTER AND HOTEL, SCI : COPENHAGEN SCIENCE HOUSE, SH : SOUTH HARBOUR OFFICE & HOUSING, SHO : SHORTCUT, SJA : SJAKKET COMMUNITY BUILDING PLOT=BIG+JDS, SKI : BIG SKI RESORT, SKY : SKYLOUNGE, SLU : SLUSSEN, SORØ : HOUSING, RETAIL & PARKING, STA : STAVANGER CONCERT HALL, STO : STOCKHOLM CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE, SYD : PLANING OF COPENHAGEN SOUTH HARBOUR, SØF : MARITIME MUSEUM, TIV : TIVOLI PAVILLION, VAL : URBAN PLAN, VALBY, VEGA : MEGA VEGA CONCERT HOUSE, VEJ : PLANNING OF VEJLE HARBOUR, VIB1: VIBENHUS OFFICE BUILDING, VIB2 : VIBENHUS HIGH-RISE, VM : 230 DWELLINGS IN ØRESTAD PLOT=BIG+JDS, ARL : ARLANDA AIRPORT HOTEL, VMS : VM DWELLINGS SALES MATERIAL, VSB : BATHING FACILITIES & BEACH, WAR : WMDA - WARSAW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, WTC : VILNIUS WORLD TRADE CENTRE, WWA : WHITE WATER ADVENTUREPARK JDS+BIG, WWW : PLOT WEBSITE, XPO : EXPO 2010 DANISH PAVILION