FORMGIVING

FORMGIVING – A giant exhibition in the Danish Architecture Center, with 71 BIG projects as glimpses of and gifts to our future. In the “Golden Gallery” 25 BIG-designed buildings are recreated in LEGO bricks by LEGO master builders from all over the world. The LEGO-show is on view until October 20, 2019. 

Proud Big Builders joined by Bjarke Ingels at the opening reception. In his opening address, Bjarke referred to our “super-human LEGO skills”
FORMGIVING press photo
FORMGIVING press photo. Kids building the DONG model
FORMGIVING press photo. Kids playing in the LEGO pool in the center of The Golden Gallery
Bjarke Ingels and the MTN model by Esben Kolind
FORMGIVING press photo from the main exhibition.

XPO – EXPO 2010 Danish Pavilion

A LEGO model of The Danish Pavilion, built for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China will be build by Helgi Toftegaard.

In the description of the building, BIG states:

The Danish Pavilion was designed to not only exhibit Danish virtues, but, through interaction, to give the visitor an experience of some of the best attractions in Copenhagen: the city bike, the harbor bath, the nature playground and an ecological picnic. The bike is a vernacular means of transportation and a national symbol common to Denmark and China. With the pavilion we relaunched the bike in Shanghai as a symbol of modern lifestyle and sustainable urban development. The pavilion’s 1500 city bikes were offered for general use to the visitors during EXPO 2010.

In the heart of the pavilion was a harbor bath, which is filled up with seawater from Copenhagen harbor. The visitors could swim in the bath and not only hear about the clean water, but actually feel and taste it. The Little Mermaid was transported to Shanghai to sit in the waterline of the pavilion’s harbor bath exactly as she is in Copenhagen harbor.

In addition to promoting new modes of transportation, the Danish Pavilion was also the only naturally ventilated at the Expo. Air was cooled by the presence of the water, then, following the unique form of the building, moved through the entire space.

FAER – Faroe Islands Education Center opens

Just in time for the school year to begin, BIG completes the 19,200m2 education center in the capital city of the Faroe Islands.

The opening for three different schools now gathered under one roof was celebrated with 3500 people from the local area.

The LEGO model of Glasir (FAER) is mounted in a showcase inside the new beautiful building.

Faroe Islands Education Center welcomes more than 1,200 students and 300 teachers in the vortex shaped campus that radiates out towards its surroundings while creating an inner landscape for communal learning.

FAER – The building

A LEGO model of The Faroe Islands Education Centre will be build by Helgi Toftegaard.

In the description of the building, BIG states:

The new Education Centre in Marknagil is situated on a hillside on the outskirts of Torshavn, to serve as a base for coordination and future development of all educational programmes in the region. As the largest educational building project in the country’s history, the institution combines Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in one building, housing 1200 students and 300 teachers.

Located on a hillside, 100 m above the sea level with a panoramic view overlooking the sea, mountains and harbor of Torshavn, the project is designed as a vortex, radiating out towards its surroundings while at the same time focusing in on the school’s inner landscape for learning the lessons of life. Each institution is organized as a school in a school with ideal conditions for each, while creating a sense of community for learning and life. The generous surroundings provide unique opportunities to shape the school from the inside out ‐ as a functional sculpture formed by the schools internal needs.

Each school will function independently comprising the space it requires with room to grow in the future. Additionally by combining the three schools under one roof they will create the synergetic effect of a vertical campus. At the school’s heart is an open rotunda space, creating a natural gathering point across floor levels and academic interests. A stepped interior reflects the undulating Faroese landscape with its alternating plateaus,stairwells and terraces serving different social and academic activities.

More information can be found here: FAER on BIG website