A BIG Winning Streak – via Metropolis P/O/V

Those of you who have read this site know my admiration for Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects – here is run down of his lat years winnings from METROPOLISMAG.COM

By Avinash Rajagopal

nuuk01BIG’s proposal for Greenland’s National Gallery of Art.

We’re having a hard time keeping up with all the competitions the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has won, and all the prestigious projects they’ve bagged, just in the past three months. It’s certainly a wonderful start of the year for the maverick Danish firm, but what is truly impressive is the consistency across all the projects we’ve seen. Bjarke Ingels is nothing if not imaginative, of course. But we love him more because of the way every one of the projects, shown below, actively seeks out rules to break and conventions to challenge.

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Tom Leader Studio /KVA Team Wins Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition

North American cities seem to be in the process of rebuilding themselves as compettions are posted and awarded to “Star( Landscape Arch)chitects” teams the latest reported on Bustler today:

“The bi-coastal urban and landscape design team of TLS/KVA – Tom Leader Studio(Berkeley) and Kennedy & Violich Architecture (Boston) – were named the winning team of the Minneapolis Riverfront Design Competition (MR|DC) at a press conference in Minneapolis yesterday”

“On January 28, the MR|DC’s 14- member jury of nationally known parks and design professionals and local decision‐makers met to evaluate the proposals. The jury’s evaluation was based on the criteria and deliverables outlined in the Competition Brief, as well as how well the proposals met the competition’s stated goals: establish parks as the economic engine for development along the river; knit communities on both sides of the riverfront to and across the river; and re‐focus Minneapolis and the region toward one of the three great rivers of the world”

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