In 2014, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) won the architectural competition Audemars Piguet hosted to expand its historical premises. The firm designed a contemporary spiral-shaped glass pavilion to complement the company’s oldest building, where Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet set their workshop, technically a start-up of the old times, in 1875. This architectural combination symbolises the blend of tradition and forward-thinking at the heart of Audemars Piguet’s craftsmanship while honouring its deep-rooted origins in the Vallée de Joux. BIG’s high-concept spiral, seamlessly rising from the ground, offers a pristine setting for the masterpieces of technicity and design which have taken shape, year after year, in this remote valley of the Swiss Jura Mountains. Continue reading BIG
As BIG’s first UK project outside of London, Stereo No. 1 Quayside will transform the patch of land on City Road that has lain empty for a decade into 100,000SF of office space and create more than 1,000 jobs. Designed out of BIG London, the curved 12-story building will stand alongside The Sage Gateshead and the Gateshead Millennium Bridge as a key feature on the Newcastle and Gateshead Quaysides, and will include a green roof as well as a private roof garden on each floor. Continue reading BIG
Revealed plans to build a prototype “city” of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Envisioned as a “living laboratory,” the Woven City will serve as a home to full-time residents and researchers who will be able to test and develop technologies such as autonomy, robotics, personal mobility, smart homes and artificial intelligence in a real-world environment.
For the design of Woven City, Toyota has commissioned Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Continue reading BIG
River Street Waterfront Masterplan vision, in collaboration with Two Trees Management and James Corner Field Operations. The proposal seeks to enhance connectivity of the public waterfront, restore natural habitats, elevate the standard for urban waterfront resiliency and transform the way New Yorkers interact with the East River. Continue reading BIG