Bjarke Ingels, Architekt
Bjarke Ingels started his own offi ce in 2005, Bjarke Ingels Group, after having co-founded PLOT Architects in 2001 and collaborating with Rem Koolhaas at OMA. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke Ingels has created an international reputation as a member of a new generation of architects that combine shrewd analysis, playful experimentation, social responsibility and humour.
In 2004 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for the Stavanger Concert House, and the following year he received the Forum AID Award for the VM Houses. His latest completed project the Mountain Dwellings has already received numerous awards and nominations in 2008, most recently at the World Architecture Festival. By practicing what Bjarke Ingels likes to describe as ’programmatic alchemy’, BIG often mixes conventional ingredients such as living, leisure, working, parking and shopping into new forms of symbiotic culture.
Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has been active as a Visiting Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture and most recently at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Jakob Lange, Architekt
Jakob Lange is an Associate and has been collaborating with Bjarke Ingels since 2003. He counts among one of the pioneers at PLOT. As a project leader of the Mountain Dwellings, Jakob has been in charge of the project throughout all phases, from the early sketches to the completion in summer 2008. The project has just been awarded at the 2008 World Architecture Festival in Barcelona. Furthermore, Jakob has been a Project Leader at BIG for a wide range of projects such as two Ski Resort projects, SKI and LIL, both situated in Norway.
In addition to his skills as a Design Architect, Jakob has led website designs for PLOT & BIG, which were nominated for a Cyber Lion at the 2004 Cannes Advertising Festival.