August 7, 2009
Another BIG Win
The Urban Land Institute recognizes Blarke Ingels Group’s ambitious Mountain Dwellings.
The Mountain Dwellings–Bjarke Ingels Group‘s (BIG) 2008 exercise in dramatically landscaped residential living–can now add another prize to its growing list of accolades. The building, which won top honors in the housing category at last year’s World Architecture Festival, was also recognized with the 2009 Award of Excellence from the Urban Land Institute, announced earlier this week. The project is situated in the Ørestad neighborhood on the outskirts of Copenhagen and features 80 apartments built on an enormous aboveground car park. For more details (and more, sumptuous photos), see the magazine’s 2008 article, “Making a Mountain.”