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New Now Next: Bjarke Ingels


Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Recently completed projects include the Tirpitz Museum, LEGO House, VIA 57 West and the worlds best restaurant NOMA. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University and is also an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

Bjarke speaks in Dublin as part of NEWNOWNEXT, a series of public talks about NEW Ideas, regarding contemporary issues relevant NOW that can impact the NEXT generation. And thanks to our friends at Guinness, we’ll have some complimentary bottles of Guinness Open Gate beer to share!

Before Bjarke, Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj speaks in Dublin on 26 April and on 8 November Mexican architect Rozana Montiel speaks in Cork. NEWNOWNEXT is curated by the Irish Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Arup.

NEWNOWNEXT talks are FREE events which all require booking. IAF members: you get priority! Members can email communications@architecturefoundation.ie or call 01 874 7200 at any time to secure your ticket. Not yet a member of the IAF? Join here.