The first ever Wired by Design "live magazine" kicked off at the Skywalker Ranch in California bringing together some of the world´s most creative minds to celebrate how good design shapes our futures. The live magazine event, that went down last month, hosted Bjarke Ingels to talking about the 'power of architecture'.
Watch the full video of Ingels' presentation by clicking on his Wired avatar above!
At WIRED by Design Ingels told about his office, his design team, and he shared several projects by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, such as the Gammel Hellerup Gymnasium, the Superkilen masterplan, the Danish National Maritime Museum.
A few years ago, the city of Copenhagen invited architects to submit their ideas for the design of an important new facility—a power plant that will use trash to generate electricity. To call Bjarke Ingels’ proposal outlandish would be an understatement.
His firm, BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, pitched a concept in which the plant took the form of a giant artificial ski slope. To Ingels’ surprise, it was selected as the winning submission. Now, it’s under construction, slated for completion in 2017.
The firm’s plan, dubbed The Big U, calls for a series of clever community-enhancing deployments that double as protective infrastructure. A curving bank of public seating, for example, will serve as a storm wall when the water level rises.
As Ingels put it, these projects give us a sense of the true power of architecture.
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