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Bjarke Ingels加入WeWork担任首席建筑师
Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect

由专筑网王帅,李韧编译

WeWork众创空间宣布,BIG工作室创始人、丹麦建筑师Bjarke Ingels将加入该公司担任首席建筑师。

WeWork众创空间的联合创始人兼首席执行官Adam Neumann在2018年5月8日的一篇博客中宣布了这一消息。

他解释说,因为公司在美国等地业务的持续增长,从而邀请Ingels加入公司,他将为公司各个工作场所和其他以社区为中心的企业设计提供专业建议。

Neumann说:“作为WeWork的首席建筑师,Bjarke Ingels将帮助我们重新设计并且重塑我们的空间、公司,甚至是城市。”

“Bjarke改变了我对建筑的看法。他的设计总能让我们感到惊喜又意外。”


Ingels将继续执掌BIG建筑事务所

BIG建筑事务所于2005年成立,Ingels仍然是这里的主要负责人,该事务所在纽约和哥本哈根都设有办事处。

其项目团队的第一项任务是将曼哈顿第五大道上一座历史建筑改造成WeWork旗舰店,这座建筑原先的使用业主是Lords 以及Taylor百货公司。

BIG建筑事务所已经与WeWork建立了合作关系,并在2017年11月为WeWork公司设计了幼儿园“WeGrow”。

Neumann说:“Bjarke和BIG事务所在WeGrow的设计中发挥了重要作用。鉴于他们在乐高屋(Lego House)等项目方面的经验,我们将重新构思教育和儿童学习的环境,从而培养儿童的创业精神和创造力。”

去年秋天,WeWork还在纽约市开设了第一家健身房。


在融资之后,WeWork公司迅速发展

2017年8月,该公司获得日本软银集团(SoftBank)44亿美元的投资,他们正计划扩大中国、日本和太平洋地区市场。

自2010年在纽约成立以来,WeWork众创空间一直在扩大,当它在SOHO开设了第一个合作空间时,此类项目在全球范围内便逐渐增多。目前,该公司在21个国家都拥有共享办公空间。

Ingels说:“WeWork与我几乎同时达到纽约,眨眼间,他们在很短的时间内完成了令人难以置信的事情,他们的目标让我们可望而不可及。”

Neumann补充道:“八年前,当我们创立WeWork时,我们明白,这个世界不缺乏一座办公大楼,它需要的是人们能够共享的办公场所,因此这样的模式也许会对整个世界都产生影响。”

BIG建筑事务所的代表项目有位于纽约的西房57号金字塔(the pyramidal VIA 57 West housing),位于Helsingør的丹麦国家海洋博物馆和位于哥本哈根的8 House住宅项目,目前,该事务所正在与Heatherwick建筑事务所合作,为谷歌公司设计新加州校园以及位于曼哈顿的几座摩天大楼。

Neumann说:“Bjarke Ingels的设计因创造性和实用性而闻名于世,例如哥本哈根的Amager Bakke废能发电厂屋顶的滑雪坡、曼哈顿下城BIG U洪水防御方案。纵观他们的设计项目,你会发现其中的独创性。”

Adam Neumann 和 Bjarke Ingels的照片由Alexei Hay提供

Co-working company WeWork has announced Danish architect and BIG founder Bjarke Ingels will join the company in the role of chief architect.
WeWork co-founder and CEO, Adam Neumann, made the announcement about the newly created position in a blogpost today, 8 May 2018.
He explained that Ingels has been brought on board to advise of the design of the company's expanding offering of workplaces and other community-focussed ventures, as it continues to grow rapidly in the US and beyond.
"As WeWork's chief architect, Bjarke Ingels will help us reimagine and reshape the future of our spaces, our company, and ultimately our cities," said Neumann.
"Bjarke caught my attention because he's changing the way we think about architecture. His designs inspire as much as they surprise."

Ingels to remain in charge of BIG
Ingels will continue to head up his firm BIG, which was founded in 2005, and has offices in New York and Copenhagen.
His team's first task will be to transform the historic building formerly occupied by department store Lords and Taylor, on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, into a WeWork flagship.
BIG already has a relationship with WeWork, and unveiled its design for a WeWork kindergarten, WeGrow, in November 2017.
"Bjarke and BIG have also been instrumental in designing WeGrow," said Neumann. "Given their experience with projects like the Lego House, we will reimagine education and the learning environment for children to foster entrepreneurship and creativity."
WeWork also opened its first gym in New York City in autumn last year.

WeWork continues to expand rapidly after investment
The company secured a $4.4 billion investment from Japanese conglomerate SoftBank in August 2017, with plans to grow its current markets and expand its subsidiaries in China, Japan and the Pacific region.
WeWork's success has ballooned since it was founded in New York in 2010, when it opened its first co-working space in Soho – sparking a trend for similar options worldwide. The company now operates shared workspaces and office buildings in 21 countries.
"WeWork was founded at the exact same time as when I arrived in New York," said Ingels. "In that short amount of time – the blink of an eye at the time scale of architecture – they have accomplished incredible things and they are committed to continuing their trajectory to places we can only imagine."
Neumann added: "When we started WeWork eight years ago, we knew the world didn't need another office building, it needed spaces where people could collaborate on projects, connect and create together, and potentially change the world."
BIG is known for buildings including the pyramidal VIA 57 West housing in New York, the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør and the 8 House residential development in Copenhagen. It is currently working with Heatherwick Studio on Google's new California campus, as well as several skyscrapers for Manhattan.
"The designs of Bjarke Ingels are world-famous as much for their creativity as their practicality," Neumann said, pointing out the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy power plant with a ski slope on its roof in Copenhagen, and the BIG U flood defence proposals for Lower Manhattan, as examples. "Take a look at any of his projects and you will see his thought-provoking and original designs."

Portrait of Adam Neumann and Bjarke Ingels is by Alexei Hay.


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