|Date||:||14 Nov 2019|
Humanhattan 2050: A Vision for a Resilient Manhattan, Presented at the Venice Architecture Biennale
By Zoë Zellers
Coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale Presented in Partnership with Architectural Record
"As an artist you actually have to be able to speak on behalf of the future, because there are so many reasons to not do a project," says the Danish-born architect Bjarke Ingels. He notes that from the very onset of developing architectural and urban planning projects, "there are so many no's" from planning to legal to economic issues, "that a project can die in its infancy."
Steered by Ingels, BIG’s headline-grabbing projects include Google's redesigned Mountain View headquarters, 2 World Trade Center, the last of the set of towers at Ground Zero, VIA 57 West, a 35-floor residential skyscraper overlooking the Hudson River, and Denmark's LEGO House, which is constructed from colorful glazed terracotta designed to evoke oversized LEGO blocks.