Bjarke Ingels

lecture at Columbia GSAPP


A lecture by Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of Copenhagen, New York, London and Barcelona – based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) with response by Amale Andraos, Dean of Columbia GSAPP.

Jonah Nolan, the creator of the popular HBO series Westworld, meets rockstar architect Bjarke Ingels face-to-face. What could possibly go wrong? We can at least expect a great conversation about man, machine, design, groundbreaking projects, and possibly some good, old-fashioned shenanigans!



The office is currently involved in a large number of projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Like a form of programmatic alchemy we create architecture by mixing conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping. By hitting the fertile overlap between pragmatic and utopia, we architects once again find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better fit contemporary life forms.