by Ryan Waddoups on Jan 26, 2015
If you’ve kept up with recent contemporary architecture, chances are you’ve encountered the name Bjarke Ingels at least once. He and his namesake firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), have stunned the world with innovative designs that incorporate both avant-garde aesthetic beauty and an overarching commitment to sustainability.
BIG’s projects have sprouted up all around the world—Copenhagen, Mexico City, New York and Shanghai. BIG’s groundbreaking designs are featured in a new exhibition at the National Building Museum titled Hot to Cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation. Over sixty of the firm’s three-dimensional models will be suspended at the second-floor balcony of the Museum’s Great Hall. We are proud to announce that one of the exhibit’s featured projects is the viewing platform proposed for Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park!
Ingels’ platform design seamlessly complements Pier 6’s plentiful and diverse landscape. It will provide a truly pleasant experience for park visitors seeking to relax and gaze at the skyline across the harbor or enjoy a pleasant springtime breeze in the shade. Construction of the viewing platform is contingent upon funding.
If you happen to find yourself in Washington, D.C. in the next several months, be sure to visit the National Building Museum and check out the 3D model of the viewing platform! Hot to Cold: an odyssey of architectural adaptation will be on display from January 24, 2015 to August 30, 2015. Please visit the National Building Museum’s website for more information.