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Bjarke Ingels - Designer of Ecosystems...
Bjarke Ingels' architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. At TEDxEast he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant.
Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas' OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar approach: experimenting with pure space, but never losing sight of the building as a solution to a real-world problem.
His manifesto "Yes Is More" takes the form of a giant cartoon strip,
130 meters long, that reminds people to keep thinking big -- to see all
our modern problems as challenges that inspire us.
deeply-thought-out and often rather large works -- including several
skyscrapers and mixed-use projects in a developing section of
Copenhagen, plus a project for a new commercial harbor-island -- work to bring coherence to the urban fabric and to help their occupants and users lead better lives.
His most famous works include: the Stavanger Concert House, Tallinn’s
city hall and the VM Houses. He recently won a competition to design
Copenhagen’s waste-to-energy plant with a design that will place a ski
slope on top of the structure.