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Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Managing Partner at BIG Architects, widely considered to be one of the leading and most innovative architecture firms in the world, will speak to The Dallas Architecture Forum on April 26 at the City Performance Hall. Photo by Flemming Leitorp

The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to continue its 20th Anniversary 2016-2017 Lecture Season with outstanding architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Managing Partner, BIG Architects, New York City and Copenhagen. His lecture will take place at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is Managing Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), widely considered to be one of the most innovative architecture firms in the world. Bergmann brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in over twenty countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. BIG, based in both Copenhagen and New York, brings together groups of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes, with a focus on multicultural exchange and communication technologies, producing cutting-edge architecture and urban design.

Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada, Bergmann complements his work as Partner at BIG as a visiting critic at numerous institutions including the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture and his alma mater the University of Virginia.  Bergmann also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG. Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certified architect who was Project Manager for Central Asia's first Carbon Neutral Master Plan - Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. In addition to his experience with BIG, Kai-Uwe Bergmann has studied glass making and creates his own cast glass pieces.

BIG has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for their innovative projects.  Among them are AIA and ASLA Honor Awards, Architizer Firm of the Year, French Academy of Architecture Prix, the WSJ Innovator of the Year Award, the Nykredits Architecture Prize, the Børsen Gazelle Prize, along with awards from the Holcim Foundation, Progressive Architect, CTBUH, World Architecture Festival and Arch Daily.  Most recently the firm won three Architizer A+ Awards for 2017.   Among BIG's many projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; Europa City in Paris; 8 House in Copenhagen; The Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo; The Grove at Grand Bay; VIA 57 West in New York; and the Serpentine Pavilion in London.  Among projects currently under construction are the DryLine, an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Vancouver House; Pellegrino Headquarters; Panda Habitat in Copenhagen; Two World Trade Center; Google’s Corporate Headquarters; and the Smithsonian Museum’s Master Redevelopment Plan.

 www.big.dk

See Additional Media Coverage: Kai-Uwe Bergmann - Architizer

https://architizer.com/blog/kai-uwe-bergmann-bigs-invaluable-mascot/

See Additional Media Coverage: BIG Architects: Wall Street Journal, ArchDaily-Netflix Documentary Trailer, and Wired

http://www.wsj.com/video/wsj-2011-innovator-awards-architecture/69CDE990-ABD0-47E6-AADF-AA078BBE29D0.html

http://www.archdaily.com/803697/bjarke-ingels-to-feature-in-new-netflix-series-on-design-and-architecture

https://www.wired.com/2015/09/bjarke-ingels-2-world-trade-center-wtc-2/

Bergmann will speak on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m., with check-in and reception at 6:15 p.m., at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

“As Managing Partner of BIG Architects, Kai-Uwe Bergmann provides major guidance for this leading international firm.  As one of the leading and most innovative architecture firms in the world, Kai-Uwe's lecture should inspire attendees as they hear about key projects BIG is doing including the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion in London, the international headquarters for Google, and Two World Trade Center” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of The Dallas Architecture Forum.

The lecture will occur at 7:00 p.m. on April 26, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 pm. Admission is Free for Forum members, $20 general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on The Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.

Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2016-2017 Season are Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty  and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are Bodron+Fruit; HKS, Inc.; Jackson Walker LLP; Janet and Terry Kafka; Scott + Cooner; and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactors are AT&T, Balfour Beatty, bauhaus, James R. Thompson, SCHMIDT & STACY  and STAFFELBACH. Reception underwriters are Callison RTKL, Culinaire International and Omare.

Kai-Uwe BERGMANN

MANAGING PARTNER, BIG ARCHITECTS, NEW YORK CITY AND COPENHAGEN

26 April 2017

Wednesday, 7:00 pm

Reception and check-in from 6:15 – 6:55 pm

City Performance Hall, Dallas Arts District

Kai-Uwe Bergmann is Managing Partner at BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), widely considered to be one of the most innovative architecture firms in the world. Bergmann  brings his expertise to projects around the globe, including work in over twenty countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. BIG, based in both Copenhagen and New York, brings together groups of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior design, landscape design, product design, research and development.  BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes, with a focus on multicultural exchange and communication technologies, producing cutting-edge architecture and urban design.

Registered as an architect in the USA (eight states) and Canada, Bergmann complements his work as Partner at BIG as a visiting critic at numerous institutions including the University of Florida, the New School of Architecture and his alma mater the University of Virginia.  Bergmann also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG. Kai-Uwe is also a LEED AP certified architect who was Project Manager for Central Asia's first Carbon Neutral Master Plan - Zira Island in Baku, Azerbaijan. In addition to his experience with BIG, Kai-Uwe Bergmann has studied glass making and creates his own cast glass pieces.

BIG has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for their innovative projects.  Among them are AIA and ASLA Honor Awards, Architizer Firm of the Year, French Academy of Architecture Prix, the WSJ Innovator of the Year Award, the Nykredits Architecture Prize, the Børsen Gazelle Prize, along with awards from the Holcim Foundation, Progressive Architect, CTBUH, World Architecture Festival and Arch Daily.  Most recently the firm won three Architizer A+ Awards for 2017. Among BIG's many projects are the Danish Maritime Museum; Superkilen, a public park in Copenhagen; the Zira Island master plan; Lego House Museum; Europa City in Paris; 8 House in Copenhagen; The Danish Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo; The Grove at Grand Bay; VIA 57 West in New York; and the Serpentine Pavilion in London.  Among projects currently under construction are the DryLine, an integrated flood protection system in NYC; Vancouver House; Pellegrino Headquarters; Panda Habitat in Copenhagen; Two World Trade Center; Google’s Corporate Headquarters; and the Smithsonian Museum’s Master Redevelopment Plan.

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About The Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in - and for - the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum's members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.

Among the over 160 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.

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