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The BIG U high water barrier is 16km long, and incorporates community facilities

THE BIG TEAM - Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
When Bergmann first met Ingels at the Venice Biennale in 2004, the two seemed destined to collaborate as Bergmann was planning his move to Copenhagen that same year. They met
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Kazakhstan’s National Pavilion, designed by Smith and Gill, formed a centrepiece at the Expo

Astana Expo

Astana Expo 2017 said goodbye to the last of its four million guests in September. So was it successful? Christian Lachel, creative director for the United States Pavilion, shares his highlights
Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to Astana in 1998, and embarked on a fiendishly difficult task that has defeated many city planners: building a visionary, futuristic city that incorporates
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BIG’s design for Google’s Charleston East Campus aims to foster a sense of community

THE BIG TEAM - Daniel Sundlin

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
“I’ve always been interested in visual communication on one hand, and in issues of social consciousness on the other hand,” says Sundlin, who joined BIG as an intern in 2008.
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Theatre specialists Charcoalblue were founded in 2004 and have offices in the UK, US and Australia

5 KEY TRENDS - Theatre design trends

With the 2017 World Architecture Festival celebrating ‘Performance’ as its theme, Kim Megson delves into the innovative world of theatre design, with the help of Charcoalblue founder Andy Hayles
Andy Hayles has worked in the world of theatre consultancy and design for the best part of two decades, and was a theatre electrician and lighting designer before that. He
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Marcel Wanders leads a multidisciplinary team of 40.

Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders leads a multidisciplinary team of 40. The studio is based in Amsterdam
The multi-disciplinary Dutch designer tells Kim Megson why he rejects minimalism and embraces chaos
In 1996, Marcel Wanders started life as a designer of furniture, lighting and tableware, before entering the world of interior design in the early 2000s. These days, he and designer
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The Sun Room Pavilion in Fujian, China was by HKU students

Living for the moment

Designing temporary architecture gives architects the freedom to experiment, be flexible and have a little fun. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at a few intriguing projects
After a week of miserable weather in Montreal, the sun has finally returned and the Village au Pied-du-Courant is filling up. Visitors park their bicycles and make their way past
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The Panda House features separate spaces for the male and female pandas

THE BIG TEAM- David Zahle

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Zahle joined BIG as an intern in the early days, and helped win the practice its first major commission when he met the Danish developer Per Hopfner in his friend’s
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Ingels invited Lego super users to a workshop for feedback on BIG’s Lego House designs

Bjarke Ingels

“If BIG had been founded for one project, it would have been Lego House,” says Ingels
As the Lego House opens in Denmark, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels talks to Magali Robathan about his love of Lego, his change of focus and the role of the collective in getting BIG to the top
We’re in a car with Bjarke Ingels. It’s almost midnight, and the Danish countryside can’t be seen in the pitch black outside. Heavy rain lashes against the windscreen. We pull
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Libeskind brought music to spaces such as a hospital surgical room

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has designed a number of public spaces that deal with difficult or painful historical events
Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind met Kim Megson in London to reflect on some of his career-defining projects, discuss his latest commissions, and share his passion for music
The renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is planning to build a museum like no other, located on the remote shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The site is not far
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The museum includes sculptures by artists including Jaume Plensa

Enzo Enea

ENZO ENEA
Swiss landscape architect, Enzo Enea, has designed more than 1,000 gardens for hotels, spas and museums, as well as privately for the Queen of Bahrain and Prince Charles. He talks to Kath Hudson about saving trees, creating outdoor rooms and working with Zaha Hadid
What inspired you to become a landscape architect? My love of nature began as a child, when I spent summers at my grandfather’s farm in Italy. I used to help
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The three cultural organisations are set around a flexible public space

THE BIG TEAM - Jakob Sand

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Jakob Sand left his native Denmark in the early 2000s to work in Paris, first with Odile Decq and then with Dominique Perrault. Eventually he returned to Copenhagen, where mutual
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Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid

Antonio Cruz

Antonio Cruz
Founder Cruz y Ortiz
Project: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid The striking new home for Spanish football side Atletico Madrid has hosted its first match – a 1-0 win over La Liga side Malaga. The club
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Christoph Ingenhoven’s experience as a guest at Lanserhof Lans influenced the design of the Tegernsee site

Christoph Ingenhoven

Christoph Ingenhoven has championed sustainable architecture for more than 30 years. He is Super Jury member at this year’s World Architecture Festival
Experience as a guest of the Lanserhof Lans medical spa meant Christoph Ingenhoven had a deep understanding of the challenges of designing for the European spa group. He talks to CLAD editor, Liz Terry
How did you get involved in the Lanserhof project? Thirteen or 14 years ago, I went to the Lanserhof in Lans to do the detox programme with a group of
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The 85m-high sloped roof at the Amager Resource Center doubles as a ski slope

THE BIG TEAM - Brian Yang

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
US born Yang studied at The Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he applied to BIG for an internship and then coincidentally found out that Bjarke Ingels was one of
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Passengers could travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

THE BIG TEAM - Jakob Lange

Jakob Lange
Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
“I’ve always been a bit of an inventor type,” says Jakob Lange, head of BIG Ideas, BIG’s technology-driven special projects unit. Lange founded BIG Ideas in 2014, when BIG’s plan
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The towers’ punched window openings reference the area’s historic industrial buildings

THE BIG TEAM - Thomas Christoffersen

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Christoffersen was Ingels’ student at the Art Academy in Copenhagen back in the PLOT days, and he also became the firm’s first intern. He was involved in the early projects,
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Wellness communities are designed to encourage physical activity

Living well

A backlash against suburban sprawl, an interest in healthier living and plenty of land have fuelled a growing demand for wellness communities in the US. Jane Kitchen investigates
Around the world, wellness communities are on the rise, with real estate firms, investors and the public seeing the benefits of creating and living in areas dedicated to health. Perhaps
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The museum consists of four galleries, built into the surrounding sand dunes

THE BIG TEAM - Finn Norkjaer

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Finn Norkjaer came onto the scene back in 2001, when Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt had just won their first competition, for the Aquatic Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Norkjaer
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Tom Emerson collaborated with students from ETH Zurich to build the Pavilion of Reflections
"You could have cultural events and museums that go from city to city. It’s a new way of thinking"

Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to increased interest in floating buildings. We take a look at some fascinating projects

West 8 helped to design an ‘Art Park’ for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong
Adriaan Geuze
"The profile of landscape architecture has been raised by international cities competing with one another"

How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history

Mei Ume is one of two restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel London. It opened last summer
Ed Ng
"Of all hospitality design, we feel that F&B is the most fun. You can be creative and it’s where you get all the limelight"

When ABConcept’s co-founder got The brief for the Four Seasons’ Mei Ume restaurant, he jumped straight on the plane to London. He tells us why

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Designs for the Museo Nacional del Peru by Luis Longhi
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

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DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen
"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams

ABA have designed four residential towers with leisure space for the Greenwich Peninsula scheme
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

Archaeological relics will be stored and exhibited at the museum
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

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Dornbracht debuts Rainmoon wellness shower concept at  Salone del Mobile
Rainmoon is a multi-sensory wellness experience designed to revitalise and reinvigorate the user
Lauren Heath-Jones
Dornbracht, a German-based luxury bathroom specialist, has launched an innovative new shower experience, Rainmoon. Slated as the next generation of ...
Empex Watertoys partners with Singapore architecture firm on new splash park
Buds is a new splash park that caters to children aged 12 and under
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Empex Watertoys has partnered with Singapore landscape architecture firm Playpoint Singapore Pte to create Buds, an exciting new splash park ...
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
Hotel Crescent Court has reopened its spa after a multi-million dollar refurbishment
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Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar ...
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Parkside opens flagship Chelsea showroom
The showroom is designed to inspire its clients
Lauren Heath-Jones
Parkside, a designer of contemporary porcelain and ceramic tiles, has opened its first showroom in the UK. Located in Chelsea ...
London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees
CityTree is a living wall that reduces particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in the air by 30 per cent
Lauren Heath-Jones
The Crown Estate, a London-based commercial real estate company, has partnered with Westminster City Council and cleantech specialist Evergen Systems ...
FAÇADE award winners 'diverse and remarkable', says SFE board member
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
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A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
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Ben van Berkel launches UNSense startup to boost health and wellbeing in built environments
Kim Megson
Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and his design firm UNStudio have launched a tech startup to “improve the health and ...
Kvorning wins contest to design aquaculture exhibit at Norway's Coastal Museum
The exhibition explores the history of Norway's fish-farming industry dating back to 1970
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Copenhagen-based design studio Kvorning Design and Norwegian advertising agency Vindfang have won a competition, organised by Museums in Sør Trøndelag ...