FORMGIVING: Bjarke Ingels

When: until 5 January 2020
Where: Danish Architecture Center, Bryghuspladsen 10, Copenhagen
How much: 85-110 DKK ($18-24), free for everyone under 26
More info: Danish Architecture Center

‘Formgiving’ is the Danish word for design. Under this title, Danish Architecture Center is presenting its biggest exhibition to date: a blockbuster journey through the history of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), ‘from the BIG Bang to Singularity’. This mega-retrospective of the Danish architect’s career to date includes both Ingels’ built projects – bow-shaped museums, spiral housing, ski slopes atop incineration buildings – and philosophy, concluding with a LEGO universe for all ages to explore giving shape to the world.

BIG designs are whimsical, ambitious, but always generous to the civic realm; theirs is an architecture that allows people to live and experience life in new ways. “Every time we design a project, as formgivers we can give the future a gift – giving the world something it otherwise wouldn’t have and hasn’t asked for. By giving the future a gift every time we break ground on a new project, we come one step closer to the world of our dreams,” says Ingels.