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Southbank tower . Melbourne

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BIG . Fender Katsalidis

South of the Yarra River, the eponymous Southbank neighborhood is a study in contrasts – a former industrial area that has been extensively redeveloped over the last couple of decades has predominantly high-rise buildings that often lack the charm and human-scale experiences at ground level, so commonly associated with Melbourne’s Central Business District. Within Southbank, our site sits at the junction of City Road and Southbank Boulevard, perhaps one of the most important intersections in the neighborhood with direct visual and physical access to both the Yarra waterfront to the north and the Arts Precinct to the east. Beulah International presents us with a unique opportunity to unlock the potential of the broader neighborhood by anchoring a rich and multi-textured public realm experience not just along the populated City Road and length of Southbank Boulevard, but in places where there is a distinct lack. Continue reading BIG

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IQON . Quito

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IQON will be BIG’s first project in South America and become the tallest building in one of the highest elevation cities in the world, Quito. Located between the city and La Carolina park, the concrete residence rises 33-stories with views to the volcanoes and striking natural surrounds. IQON will create a vertical community extending La Carolina Park all the way up to the penthouse. Continue reading BIG

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Homes for All | Dortheavej Residence . Copenhagen

BIG . Homes for All  Dortheavej Residence . Copenhagen (1)

BIG . photos: © Rasmus Hjortshøj

Named after its Dortheavej address in the northwestern part of Copenhagen, the 5-story building winds through the area characterized by car repair shops, storage and industrial buildings from the 1930s–50s. BIG was commissioned to design Dortheavej in 2013 by Danish non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo, whose mission is drafted by Danish urban space designer Jan Gehl. BIG was asked to create much needed affordable housing and public space in the area, while keeping the pedestrian passageways open and the adjacent green yard untouched. Earlier this spring, BIG and Lejerbo were honored by the Danish Association of Architects with the Lille Arne Award for prioritizing the spatial qualities of the residences and the building strategy on a strict affordable housing budget. Continue reading BIG