Bjarke Bundgaard Ingels, commonly known as Bjarke Ingels, is an architect and founder of creative partner Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Bjarke was born on 2 October 1974 and became the formula for designing Mountain Dwellings and VM Houses.
Bjarke founded, Bjarke Ingels Group back in the year 2006, and the group has grown to a staff of almost 400 by the year 2015. The group has a noted project comprising of the “8 House housing complex”, the headquarters of the Google North Bay shore, VIA 57 West, located in Manhattan and the Amager Resource Centre.
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Early Life & Biography
Bjarke Ingels was born on 2 October 1974 to an engineer father, and his mother was a dentist. During his childhood, Bjarke wanted to be a cartoonist after growing up. He started studying architecture in the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts back in the year 1993, with hopes that the architecture would help him improve his skills in drawing.
After some years, Bjarke developed an interest in architecture and continued with his education at the Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura, situated in Barcelona. Bjarke later returned to Copenhagen back in the year 1999 to get his diploma. While he was a third-year student at the university, Bjarke set up his first practice and emerged the winner in his first challenge.
Back in the year 2015, Bjarke Ingels purchased an apartment in Dumbo neighborhood, situated in New York City. He met his current girlfriend, Ruth Otero, who is a Spanish architect at Burning Man.
Bjarke Ingels blessed with one child named, Darwin Otero Ingels.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on2 October 1974, Bjarke Ingels is 46 years old as of today’s date 4th February 2021. His height is 6 feet 1 inch tall, and his weight is 74 kg.
Bjarke Ingels made his official career debut from the year 1998, from which he operated at Rem Koolhaas, working at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, situated in Rotterdam. Back in the year 2001, Bjarke relocated to Copenhagen, intending to set up the architectural practice PLOT alongside OMA colleague Julien de Smedt from Belgium. The syndicate received national and international recognition because of its inventive designs. The two were awarded a Golden Lion Award at the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
PLOT used a 2,500m series with five open-air swimming pools, Copenhagen Harbour on the front having special features for kids. They finished Maritime Youth House, which was a sailing club and a house for youth, located at Sundby Harbour in Copenhagen.
The initial main achievement for the PLOT was VM Houses in Orestad that won an award back in the year 2005. Inspired by the concept of Corbusier, Bjarke designed the two residential houses having the shape of letters V and M when observed from the sky. The M House having 95 units came into completion back in the year 2004 with the other one having letter V shape with 114 units completing in 2005. The design puts a well-built emphasis on daylight, views, and privacy.
Following the disbanding of PLOT at the end of 2005, Bjarke founded the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). It was his company, and it grew up to 400 staff by the year 2016. BIG then started working on the 25 meter high Mountain Dwellings on the two houses with V and M shapes.
Back in the year 2006, Bjarke Ingels founded his private owned syndicate BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). The company is one of the most advanced studios in the world, working within the development, urbanism, research, and architecture fields.
Bjarke Ingels, in the following year 2007, exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City.
Back in the year 2009, Bjarke Ingels was among the founders of KiBiSi, which is a design consultancy firm. He also designed equipment for the Danish Pavilion of Ingels at EXPO.
Awards & Achievements
Back in the year 2006, Bjarke received the ULI Award for Excellence. He also won the European prize for Architecture again in the year 2010.
Back in the year 2011, Bjarke Ingels got the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize, and it was in the same year that saw him get named The Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal.
Net Worth & Salary of Bjarke Ingels in 2021
As of February 2021, Bjarke Ingels has an estimated net worth of more than $5 million. Bjarke earns most of his income from his successful career in architecture.
Bjarke is successful career personnel whose big brains and ideas have helped him be the person he is today. Bjarke has designed a house for the world’s most successful companies, including Google.