New York City and Copenhagen
26 April 2017
Wednesday, 7:00 pm; Reception and check-in from 6:15 to 6:55 pm
City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District
Free for Forum Members; $5 Students; $20 General Admission
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Kai-Uwe Bergmann is Managing Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), widely considered to be one of the most innovative architecture firms in the world. Bergmann brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in over twenty countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. BIG, based in both Copenhagen and New York, brings together groups of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. BIG's architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes, with a focus on multicultural exchange and communication technologies, producing cutting-edge architecture and urban design.
Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada, Bergmann complements his work as Partner at BIG as a visiting critic at numerous institutions including the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Bergmann also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.
BIG has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for their innovative projects. Among them are AIA and ASLA Honor Awards, Architizer Firm of the Year, French Academy of Architecture Prix, the WSJ Innovator of the Year Award, the Nykredits Architecture Prize, the Børsen Gazelle Prize, along with awards from the Holcim Foundation, Progressive Architect, CTBUH, World Architecture Festival and Arch Daily. Most recently the firm won three Architizer A+ Awards for 2017.
Among BIG’s many projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; Europa City in Paris; 8 House in Copenhagen; The Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo; The Grove at Grand Bay; VIA 57 West in New York; and the Serpentine Pavilion in London. Among projects currently under construction are the DryLine, an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Vancouver House; Pellegrino Headquarters; Panda Habitat in Copenhagen; Two World Trade Center; Google’s Corporate Headquarters; and the Smithsonian Museum’s Master Redevelopment Plan.