Danish Architecture Center

BIG presents
FORMGIVING

Exhibition period

June 12 – October 20 2019

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

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.

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. 

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.

Photo: Luca Santiago Mora

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