2. International NEXT Facade Summit: Think Globally, Build Locally
BIG presents THE SMILE
We are excited to listen to Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner-in-Charge at BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, about our collaboration for “The Smile” a mixed-used residential project in East Harlem, NYC.
“Our team of collaborators and manufacturers have worked closely with us every step of the way to achieve the vision we dreamt up together, and to ensure The Smile becomes a significant contribution in this historic Harlem neighborhood. The Smile’s façade takes inspiration from the black and red brick of the existing buildings in the neighborhood. Its blackened stainless-steel panels were handmade in Germany and produced by a combination of mechanical, chemical, and electro-chemical treatments that, without any lacquer, create a natural surface reflecting the sky and light slightly differently in each panel, resulting in varying shades of black.” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner-in-Charge, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.
- Kai-Uwe Bergmann, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group (New York)
- Juan Lucas Young, Sauerbruch Hutton (Berlin)
- Peter Olbert, Hadi Teherani Architects (Hamburg)
- Agnes Koltay, Koltay Facades (Dubai)
Dr.-Ing. Werner Jager (WICONA)
Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 4:00pm (CET) as a livestream event
The participation is free of charge. All sessions are conducted in English. We look forward to your registration at: www.next-studio.de After you have officially registered, you will receive the access link to the YouTube livestream.