Danish Architecture Center

BIG presents
FORMGIVING

Exhibition period

June 12 2019 – January 5 2020

Join the world-renowned Danish architects BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group on an architectural journey across time from Big Bang to Singularity.

Formgivning – the Danish word for design – means to give form to that which has not yet been given form. In other words: To give form to the future. A task more important than ever, as humans are the greatest force shaping the planet today. With 70+ spectacular BIG projects around the globe you’ll experience BIG’s borderless creativity and how they right now give form to your future.

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What to expect

The exhibition FORMGIVING takes you on a journey across time to sense how the world around us has been shaped, from the past to the present and beyond. From the Big Bang to life on Mars.

Give form with LEGO

LEGO is not a toy. It’s a tool allowing us to create the world we want to live in. In DAC’s Golden Gallery you and your kids can jump into a giant LEGO pool and give form to a better and funnier future.

BIG’s 10 gifts

Press the colored bubbles and explore how BIGs 10 gifts fuel the world changing power of formgiving.  

Every day BIG give form to a more colorful world. And here, architecture should not only solve a fixed task. It should go above and beyond what has been asked and give the world a gift that makes it more like we wish it to be. 

Why ‘FORMGIVING’?

Bjarke Ingels on FORMGIVING

Architecture is the framework for the life we want to live. Watch Bjarke’s visual story about the concept of Formgiving and how architecture is the framework for the life we want to live – and why this task is more important than ever.

New TED Talk

BIG gives form to the future across the globe. In this TED Talk, Bjarke Ingels gives a world-wide tour of his team’s most spectacular new projects. From the LEGO Home of the Brick in Denmark to floating cities for the United Nations.

BIG around the globe – selected projects

VIA 57 West, Manhattan

Copenhagen meets New York in BIG’s ‘courtscraper’. VIA 57 West combines the unique city life of Copenhagen courtyards with the dramatic heights of New York skyscrapers.

Photo: Iwan Baan

Maritime Museum of Denmark, Helsingør

A hole in the ground. But what a magnificent hole in the ground. The Maritime Museum is elegantly lowered into an old dry dock, giving Helsinore a world-class cultural attraction.

Foto: Iwan Baan

Superkilen, Copenhagen

A multicultural park for a multicultural neighborhood. Superkilen puts 57 different objects from 57 different countries of the world on display – including swings from Iraq, fountains from Morocco and trash bins from England.

Photo: Iwan Baan

Copenhill, Copenhagen

Copenhill is not just a resource handling center. Once finished, it will be a viewing point, roof park and Denmark’s largest ski slope.

Photo: Søren Aagaard