A work of reinterpretation. Marengo Multimodal Transport Hub by BIG and A+ Architect's

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Project team
Partner in Charge.- Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Sand.
Project Lead.- Claudia Bertolotti.
Team.- Charlie Laran, Dervan Ahmed, Gustavo Alejandro Lopez Rodriguez, Hyojin Lee, Marco Sartoretto, Martyna Kloda, Mathieu Michel Cardinal, Oliwia Jagla, Yanis Amasri Sierra.
BIG Landscape.- Giulia Frittoli, Sasha Spasic.
BIG Sustainability.- Johannes Alexander Hackl, Will Chuanruy Yu.
A+ Architecture, A+R Paysages, ALTO, CL Design, dUCKS scéno, Systematica, Franck Boutté, LASA, Les Eclaireures, l'Echo SBP, MBacity, FER-PLAY.
Région Occitanie, Toulouse Métropole, Europolia – ARAC Occitanie.
12,000 sqm.
Toulouse, France.


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.

Architecture A+

A+Architecture.- Founded in Montpellier thirty years ago, the A+ Group is based in Paris and Toulouse. It is involved throughout the country in major projects in the fields of culture, the tertiary sector, housing, health, urban planning, etc., thanks to its various entities A+Architecture, Arteba, L’Echo and Celsius.

The firm has contributed to the architectural heritage of Montpellier and its surroundings, with such projects as the Arena, the Altrad Rugby Stadium, Jean-Claude Carriere Theatre at the Domaine d’O, Port Marianne’s Urban Planning, the Saint-Jean Clinic, the Liner (office building),and the extension of the Montpellier Airport.

However, 70% of the firm’s turnover reaches beyond Montpellier, with projects such as redefining Cap d’Agde’s City Entrance through urban planning and the construction of a casino & congress center (Hérault), Ada Lovelace College in Nîmes (Gard), construction of an Emergency & Firefighting Call Center in Nîmes-Garons (Gard), extension of a public hospital in Villefranche-sur-Saône (Rhône), creation of nursing homes in Pomarez (Landes), Gimont (Gers) and Lantosque (Alpes Maritimes), creation of a housing and commercial complex in Villeneuve-Tolosane (Haute-Garonne), creation of student housing for the CROUS in Aixen- Provence and Marseilles (Bouches-du-Rhône), creation of cultural events center in Mende (Lozère).



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