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Bjarke Ingels - Architect Of The Week - July 2008 - 2nd Week

Bjarke Ingels

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1974.

Bjarke Ingels studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts Architect School in Copenhagen from 1993 to 1999. During studies he also attended Technica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona (1996–1997). He worked at Office of Metropolitan Architecture and Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam (1998–2001).

In 2001, founded the practice PLOT together with Belgian OMA colleague Julien de Smedt. In January 2006, PLOT disbanded and Bjarke Ingels created Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, while his former partner founded Julien de Smedt Design, JDS Design.

The group Bjarke Ingels is a company which is headquartered in Copenhagen, which is made up of 85 architects, designers, builders and thinkers working in the fields of architecture, town planning , Research and development.

Won several prestigious International awards like Henning Larsen Prize in 2001.


Project Team
Bjarke Ingels, Julien De Smedt, Annette Jensen, Bo Benzon, Finn Norkjaer, Henning Stuben, Jem Jensen, Mads H Lund, Marc Jay, Nina Ter-borch.

Birch & Krogboe A/s
Jseper Gudman, Strutur

Instead of using 25% of the project’s budget, originally allocated by the clients to clean the polluted soil of the site, we discovered that the pollution was made of heavy metals and therefore stable. So if the seabed was kept undisturbed there was no need to remove or clean it. Instead we laid out a wooden deck over the entire site thus spending money for the architecture rather than the harmful and invisible contamination.

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