BIG architecture for body and mind

While arguments rage about the form, there’s absolutely NO DOUBT the Bjarke Ingels Group deliver great space handling, geometry and detail, put simply: contemporary architecture on the client brief.

“From the main football field at its heart, to the gyms and auditoria, from the handball halls of the university to the laboratories of the health facility, it is an entire village committed to sport.”
-Nanna Gyldholm Moller, Project Leader, BIG

### Dezeen October 28th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
The World Village of Women Sports by BIG
By Rose Etherington
Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group have won a competition to design a centre for research, education and training about women’s sports in Malmo, Sweden. Called The World Village of Women Sports, the project is conceived as a series of buildings of varying size with sloping roofs, alternating with open spaces. The main hall will be able to accommodate football matches, concerts, conferences, exhibitions and markets.
Read more + Renders

Random thought.
Stadium 3 for Dunedin, women’s only? (Stadiums 1 and 2 are male confections)


### TEDTalks Ideas worth spreading (filmed July 2009)

TEDtalksDirector 15 September 2009 Danish architect Bjarke Ingels rockets through photo/video-mingled stories of his eco-flashy designs. His buildings not only look like nature – they act like nature: blocking the wind, collecting solar energy – and creating stunning views.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the “Sixth Sense” wearable tech, and “Lost” producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts.

Post by Elizabeth Kerr

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Filed under Architecture, Design, Events, Inspiration, Site, Sport, Stadiums

One response to “BIG architecture for body and mind

  1. Elizabeth


    Oh oh
    Registration for TEDxDunedin (4 Dec 2009) is now closed. But you can still register your interest for TEDxDunedin 2010 at


    x=independently organised TED event

    If you’re planning on coming to TEDxDunedin 4 Dec 2009 please don’t forget to register

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