Epic project transforming Manhattan's waterfront
Before creating BIG, Ingels worked for a number of architectural firms before setting up Plot in 2001 with Julien De Smedt. That partnership dissolved in 2006. Ingels' own company has done an incredible amount of work in just a decade – its projects have been completed throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. The BIG staff consists of some 300 specialists from over 25 countries – architects, designers, builders and engineers.
In 2016, the group began designing the Serpentine Gallery pavilion in London. The building will be constructed of stacked fiberglass blocks to realize the concept of honeycomb walls.
Stadium in Washington
The Dryline complex was conceived as a response to the devastation caused in New York by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The architectural ensemble will protect the city from similar elements in the future. It features flood control in the form of retractable walls. The material used is resistant to salt and underwater microorganisms. The perimeter of the future complex includes parks, recreation areas, and sports equipment rentals. Construction will begin in 2017.
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