Bjarke Bundgaard Ingels is a Danish architect. He is the founder and creative partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) since 2005. And now he’s making his mark on New York City. He is known for buildings that defy traditional architectural conventions and dimensions, ranging from representations of mountains to snowflakes. Ingels moved to the city in 2010, and in 2015, his firm, BIG, relocated its U.S. headquarters near Wall Street. Last year, Ingels’s first completed project in New York, the residential building Via 57 West, opened. Between this West Side landmark in the making, and his plans for 2 World Trade Center. Here are 9 of most whimsical and awe-inspiring buildings by Bjarke Ingels.
#1. Via 57 West
Via 57 West is a residential building in Midtown West, Manhattan, NYC. The pyramid shaped tower block or “tetrahedron” rises 467 ft (142 m) and 35 stories tall. The name was chosen “because the southbound West Side Highway slopes down as drivers enter the city, right at the spot where the building is situated”, acting like a gateway to Manhattan.