Lecture date: 2009-11-25
Architecture is never triggered by a single event, or conceived by a single mind or shaped by a single hand. Neither is it the direct materialisation of a personal agenda or pure ideals, but the result of an ongoing adaptation to multiple conflicting forces flowing through society. Architects don’t control the city – only aspire to intervene. Architecture evolves from the collision of political, economical, functional, logistical, cultural, structural, environmental and social interests with those as yet unnamed and unforeseen.
Bjarke Ingels set up Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in 2005. Through a series of award-winning projects and buildings he has created an international reputation combining shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humour. Through ’ programmatic alchemy’, BIG often mixes conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping into new forms of symbiotic architecture.
The lecture will be followed by a book launch for ‘Yes Is More’ and a drinks reception in Open Room 1, adjacent to the Lecture Hall.