BIG completes spiral Museum for Atelier Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus

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Bjarke Ingels Group. BIG. Partners-in-Charge.- Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Daniel Sundlin, Beat Schenk
Project team
Project Leaders.- Simon Scheller (Project Manager), Matthew Oravec (Project Architect), Otilia Pupezeanu (Project Designer), Ji-Young Yoon (Project Leader, Concept), Rune Hansen (Project Manager).
Team.- Adrien Mans, Alessandra Peracin, Ashton Stare, Blake Theodore Smith, Claire Thomas, Dammy Lee, Eva Maria Mikkelsen, Evan Wiskup, Høgni Laksafoss, Iva Ulam, Jan Casimir, Jason Wu, Julien Beauchamp-Roy, Kristian Hindsberg, Marcin Fejcak, Marie Lancon, Maureen Rahman, Maxime Le Droupeet, Natalie Kwee, Pascal Loschetter, Pierre Goete Teodor Javanaud Emden, Tore Bank, Ute Rinnebach, Veronica Lalli, Vivien Cheng, Yaziel Juarbe.
Local architect.- CCHE Lausanne SA, CCHE La Vallée SA.
Structural engineer.- Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure Ag.
Façade consultant.- Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure Ag.
Façade subconsultant.- Frener & Reifer.
Mechanical engineer.- Fondation Pierre Chuard Ingénieurs-Conseils Sa.
Lighting consultant.- Belzner Holmes Light-Design.
Scenography/exhibition design.- Atelier Brückner Gmbh.
Audemars Piguet
Pavilion’s total surface.- 2,373 sqm. 
Exhibition surface.- 900 sqm. 
Number of structural glass panes.- 108. Load weight supported by glass.- About 470 tons. Structural glass’ maximum thickness.- 12 cm. Fabrication time for one glass pane.- 3 weeks. Public opening.- June 25, 2020.
Route de France 18, CH – 1348 Le Brassus, Switzerland.


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.




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