Architecture To Watch In 2013: Part 1
January 2, 2013
BIG’s Observation Tower for Phoenix
If one discounts their collaborative role in the Superkilen park in Copenhagen and their glowing ♥ pavilion for Times Square last Valentine’s Day,, every one of the hundred design proposals they put out this year, BIG built very little over the last twelve months. That’s set to change in 2013, it seems. Bjarke and co. just received the go-ahead for the firm’s west-side “pyramid”, and they’ve forged a promising start for a pair of “dancing” condo towers in Miami. The wacky observation tower the firm unveiled last week might actually see the light of day. The design, situated in downtown Phoenix, was commissioned as part of a building renaissance in the city, which suffered a major slump over the last several years. Because when things are looking up, why not build a giant upturned honey comb in the center of your city?