A residential building on the water as a welcome gesture to IJburg. SLUISHUIS by Barcode Architects and BIG

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BIG Landscape architecture, Van Rossum, Buro Bouwfysica, Klimaatgarant, DWA.
Building consortium BESIX Nederland/VORM.
49,000 m².
IJburg. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
442 apartments, 234 underground parking spaces, 34 houseboat lots, 54 berths for pleasure crafts, 1,000m² hospitality facilities, 112m² commercial space, shared rooftop garden, shared garden.


Bjarke Ingels (born in Copenhagen, 1974) studied architecture at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and at the School of Architecture of Barcelona, ​​obtaining his degree as an architect in 1998. He is the founder of the BIG architecture studio - (Bjarke Ingels Group), studio founded in 2005, after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 with his former partner Julien de Smedt, whom he met while working at the prestigious OMA studio in Rotterdam.

Bjarke has designed and completed award-winning buildings worldwide, and currently his studio is based with venues in Copenhagen and New York. His projects include The Mountain, a residential complex in Copenhagen, and the innovative Danish Maritime Museum in Elsinore.

With the PLOT study, he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and with BIG he has received numerous awards such as the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. Other prizes are the Culture Prize of the Crown Prince of Denmark in 2011; and Along with his architectural practice, Bjarke has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University and Rice University and is an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

In 2018, Bjarke received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog granted by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. He is a frequent public speaker and continues to give lectures at places such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street or the World Economic Forum. In 2018, Bjarke was appointed Chief Architectural Advisor by WeWork to advise and develop the design vision and language of the company for buildings, campuses and neighborhoods around the world.

Dirk Peters, Caro Van de Venne. BARCODE ARCHITECTS

Dirk Peters founded BARCODE Architects in 2009. Today he is involved in all projects within the office, and leads the special Research & Design Studio of the practice. Peters has a long tradition  in the planning and design of large scale international projects. As Project Architect at Herzog & de Meuron he has been collaborating on a number of ambitious projects, including the extention of the Tate Modern in London, W-Hotel Casino Las Vegas, Basel Concert hall, the Vienna Tower, and the Roche Headquarters in Basel. After Herzog & de Meuron Peters worked as a Project Manager and Design Architect for OMA/Rem Koolhaas on the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, Qatar Conference Center, the prize winning ‘Stadskantoor’ in Rotterdam, Prada Larco Isarco in Milano and  the recently finished Rothschild Bank in London. Besides his activities as Director of BARCODE Dirk Peters is teaching at the University of Technology in Delft and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (RAVB), and is a guest speaker at numerous events for architecture and urbanism.

Caro van de Venne, became Partner/Director of Barcode Architects in 2010. Caro is currently involved with all projects in the office from concept-design to construction documents and building completion. Previously Caro collaborated with Dirk Peters at Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland, where she worked on the completion of the Bondstreet apartments in New York and the 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami. After Herzog & de Meuron Caro van de Venne has been Associate at Foster + Partners in London (2005-2010), where she had a leading role in the design of Heathrow Terminal East, the National Museum for Afro American Art in Washington and the Wallbrook Square Complex in the City of London. Most recent she was responsible at Foster+Partners for the design of the new Ministry of Defence in Paris. In addition, Caro van de Venne is currently teaching at the University of Technology in Delft and Eindhoven and at the Academy of Architecture in Tilburg



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