Bjarke Ingels

Architect and Founder - Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels started BIG Bjarke Ingels Group in 2005 after co-founding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, Bjarke has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious. Bjarke has received numerous awards and honors, including Wall Street Journal's Innovator of the Year Award, the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2016, TIME Magazine named Bjarke one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Alongside his architectural practice, Bjarke 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. He is a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, and the World Economic Forum. Bjarke Ingels

2018 Sessions

Why Evolution Leads to Mars? Breakout Session
12 Feb 2018 DEWA Hall 11.00 - 11.25
While many would believe life on Mars is farfetched, there are several pioneers working actively to make this a reality sooner than we think. In this session, world renowned architect will enlighten us on the journey that leads us to Mars and how can we ensure the sustainability of the human race by planting the seeds of our Mars dream today.