The Bartlett School of Architecture


Kai-Uwe Bergmann - Bartlett International Lecture Series

03 October 2018, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom


Lecturer's Abstract 

BIG is engaged with projects both large and small in locations all over the world. The lecture will reflect on a diversity of projects, from the scale of a summer pavilion to the large, urban-scale works for which the practice is best. The projects are characterised by the answer to the basic architectural themes of form, function, site, circulation, direction, light, air and materials. At various scales, from small to large, these projects are based on a detailed engagement with spatial experience and structure, architectural materials and the surrounding context, and broader issues in society – an ongoing challenge unfettered by conventional ideas.


Kai-Uwe Bergmann is a Partner at BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, who brings his expertise to proposals around the globe, including work in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Kai-Uwe heads up BIG’s business development which currently has the office working in 20 different countries as well as overseeing BIG’s Communications. Registered as an architect in the USA, and Canada, Kai-Uwe most recently contributed to the resiliency plan BIG U to protect 10 miles of Manhattan’s coastline. He compliments his professional work through previous teaching assignments at University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida, IE University in Madrid, and his alma mater the University of Virginia. Kai-Uwe also sits on the Board of the Van Alen Institute, participates on numerous international juries and lectures globally on the works of BIG.

Image: Amager Resource Center, photography by Aldo Amoretti

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This event is free and open to all. No booking is required, but please arrive early to guarantee your place.

Supported by Fletcher Priest Architects   


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