BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is Copenhagen and New York based firm doing work in the fields of architecture, urban planning and design around the world. Five films telling the stories of BIG, and made by BIG and/or squint/opera will be screened at the festival: 2 World Trade Center, The BIG U, Superkilen and The Spiral and Worldcraft which was made by The Future of Storytelling.
These films were chosen to become a part of our festival in order to illustrate current state and tendencies of contemporary praxis:
2 World trade center
BIG has revealed plans for the fourth and final skyscraper planned for the World Trade Center site – the 2 World Trade Center (2 WTC)
Designed as seven unique building stacked on top of each other, the stepped 2 WTC tower will rise 1,340 feet – a height that would make it Manhattan’s third-tallest building if built today.
Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of surrealist collection of global urban diversity that in fact reflects the true nature of the local neighborhood – rather than perpetuating a petrified image of homogenous Denmark.
BIG has been commissioned to design a new office tower on the northern end of theHigh Line at Hudson Yards in New York City. Dubbed “The Spiral,” the 1005-foot-tall tower is named after its defining feature – an “ascending ribbon of lively green spaces” that extend the High Line “to the sky,” says Bjarke Ingels.