Bjarke Ingels Group unveils plans for massive solar-powered sports complex in Austin

December 7, 2017 by  
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They say everything is bigger in Texas, but the state’s newest sports arena is going to be really BIG. Bjarke Ingels Group just unveiled plans for the new East Austin District, a solar-powered sports and entertainment center that will include the city’s first pro sports stadium and large-scale music arena. The modern complex will be topped with a series of red photovoltaic roofs in a checkerboard layout. The massive 1.3 million-square-foot complex will be located east of downtown Austin, at the current site of Rodeo Austin. Once complete, the space will host various sporting and musical events at the 40,000-seat pro-sports stadium and 15,000-seat arena. Additionally on site will be work spaces, youth centers, medical facilities, convention space and an abundance of hospitality amenities across the entire campus. Related: BIG’s looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space The general design of the buildings is inspired by local cultural roots of Texas and Austin. Using a Jefferson Grid-style approach, the individual buildings will be arranged in a checkerboard layout, creating latticed rooftop appearance from above. Each individual roof will designate distinct functions of the space below. The rooftop will be equipped with red photovoltaic panels to provide clean energy to the complex and potentially provide energy to the city of Austin as well. BIG, who will be working in collaboration with Austin-based architects STG Design , designed the complex to be a vibrant modern space that blends into the city’s unique urban character, “Like a collective campus rather than a monolithic stadium, the East Austin District unifies all the elements of rodeo and soccer into a village of courtyards and canopies. Embracing Austin’s local character and culture, the East Austin District is a single destination composed of many smaller structures under one roof. Part architecture, part urbanism, part landscape – the East Austin District is the architectural manifestation of collective intimacy – a complex capable of making tens of thousands of fans come together and enjoy the best Austin has to offer inside and between its buildings.” explains Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG. + Bjarke Ingels Group Images by Bjarke Ingels Group

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Future of hyper-fast pod travel unveiled in BIGs Hyperloop One

November 9, 2016 by  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fze5spdN3nU First proposed by Elon Musk , the revolutionary Hyperloop transport system is envisioned as the future of affordable, high-tech, and hyper-fast travel. “Together with BIG, we have worked on a seamless experience that starts the moment you think about being somewhere – not going somewhere,” said Josh Giegel, President of Engineering, Hyperloop One. “We don’t sell cars, boats, trains, or planes. We sell time.” Related: BIG releases video sneak peek of Hyperloop designed to connect Abu Dhabi & Dubai The futuristic system doesn’t just aim to dramatically shorten commutes, but also “vastly simplifies the experience of getting from front-door to final destination.” To eliminate waiting from the passenger experience, travelers will be able to refer to a smartphone app that identifies the closest Hyperportal (Hyperloop’s name for their circular stations) and departure gate for on-demand travel. At the gate, passengers board a six-seater cuboid Hyperpod (each designed with different seating arrangements) that can move autonomously onto roads to pick up or drop off passengers. Four cuboid pods are loaded onto a ‘transporter,’ a pressurized vessel attached to a chassis for levitation and propulsion, which can accelerate to 1,100 kilometers per hour and “hyperjump” through a tube track to another portal, where the individual pods are discharged and move onto the street to drop passengers off at their final destination. Hyperloop One just signed an agreement with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority to further explore the futuristic transit system with more details to follow. + BIG + Hyperloop One Images via BIG

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BIG’s Honeycomb Bahamas Resort Features a Private Pool on Every Balcony

January 28, 2014 by  
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LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA

March 7, 2013 by  
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LEGO building blocks may arguably be the best toy ever – and they’ll soon be getting the “best museum ever”! Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) , the Danish starchitecture firm, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates recently won an international competition to design the LEGO House — a public museum and experience center coming to Billund, Denmark, home of the toy that’s beloved all over the world. Read the rest of LEGO Soon to Get the “Best Museum EVER” by BIG and RAA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bjarke ingels , Bjarke Ingels Group , Eco Architecture , green design , lego , ralph appelbaum , ralph appelbaum associates

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Bjarke Ingels’ Superkilen Transforms Copenhagen into an Outdoor Museum

November 7, 2012 by  
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