A huge vision , boundless energy and a drive for impact and success seem to mark the world of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels whose work we have featured recently Big Architechts – A Cube Too Far?: A beautiful mind – property of Bjarke Ingels reported in by Mandy De Wall in The Daily Maverick:
“The only people to blame for dead-boring cities and ugly factories are ourselves. So says Danish super-architect Bjarke Ingels who is winning love across continents for his groundbreaking architectural designs”
“Ingels rejects the notion that sustainable architecture pivots on the “notion of moral penitence which means that it’s got to hurt if it’s going to do good”. He believes humans can enjoy “hedonistic” life styles and still save the world. “As architects we are at the centre of this human project of continuously refurbishing the surface of our planet. If our cities don’t fit in with the way we want to live, if the world is the way it is, then it is because that is how we have made it.”
“Part poet. Part visionary. All genius. Bjarke Ingels is the 30-something Danish architect winning global acclaim by recreating buildings and cities as spaces where sustainability and hedonistic pleasure live together rather comfortably.
In Ingels’ imagination, a power station can be fused with a playground so that a waste-burning plant that produces energy becomes an alpine ski resort. It is with this kind of thinking that he and his team at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) are winning some of the most sought-after architectural projects in the world.”
Competition-winning design for Copenhagen's new Amagerforbraending Waste-to-Energy Plant & Ski Slope
You can see all the images and BIG’s fantastic diagrams here that won them this competition: BIG Puts a Ski Slope on Copenhagen’s New Waste-to-Energy Plant