BGSU hosts architecture lecture CANCELED

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Imagine living in a building where you could ride your bike up to your 10th floor apartment and back down on a looping ramp. Now under construction, the 8 House in Copenhagen, Denmark, was designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), of Copenhagen and New York City.

Audiences are invited to hear from BIG architect Thomas Christoffersen when he speaks at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater at Bowling Green State University as part of the Architecture Lecture Series.

A 6 p.m. reception with cash bar will be held in the Sky Bank Room before the talk. Both are free and open to the public.

Architecture instructor Jon Stevens has long admired the work of BIG and was instrumental in bringing Christoffersen, who is now in the firm’s New York office, to campus.

“This lecture is a great opportunity for the students of BGSU to have one of the leading architecture firms in the world on campus for a talk,” Stevens said. “It provides them learning possibilities and exposure that they other wise may not have had the opportunity to have. Lectures such as this from Thomas Christoffersen helps provide inspiration and motivation to the students and offers a different perspective than that of the current faculty base at BGSU.”

BIG is a group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. The firm has created a reputation for completing buildings that are as innovative as they are cost- and resource-conscious.

The firm placed first in six international competitions in 2009, winning for projects such as the Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia, Kaufhaus Kanal in Germany and the Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China. Christoffersen has worked on every notable project.

His talk is sponsored by American Institute of Architects - Toledo, the BGSU Association for Interior Design, the Department of Architecture and the College of Technology.

###

(Posted March 23, 2012 )