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Official Trailer for 'Big Time' Doc About Danish Architect Bjarke Ingels

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November 13, 2017
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Big Time Documentary Trailer

"To see abstract ideas become concrete reality is all it's about." Mongrel Media has released the first official trailer for a documentary called Big Time, telling the story or Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. You may not know his name, but he is well-known in the architecture world as a rising star. Ingels' company Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) was given the task of designing and building one of the skyscrapers which will replace Two World Trade Center in Manhattan. He has been named "one of architecture's biggest innovators" but that doesn't mean he takes his work lightly. The documentary lets us "into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too." An intriguing and intimate doc about an architecture virtuoso. Take a look.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Kaspar Astrup Schröder's documentary Big Time, from YouTube:

Big Time Documentary Poster

Bjarke Ingels started out as a young man dreaming of creating cartoons. Now, he has been named “one of architecture’s biggest stars” by The Wall Street Journal. Big Time follows Bjarke during the course of 5 years (2011-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails, and we are on the side when his personal life starts putting pressure on him, too. The film offers an intimate look into the innovative and ambitious Danish architect, whom the entire world is celebrating as a genius. Big Time is directed by Danish filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder, of a few other docs and shorts previously including Rent a Family Inc. and The Invention of Dr. Nakamats. The film played at the Chicago, Vancouver, DOC NYC and IDFA Film Festivals. Mongrel will release Big Time in select theaters starting on December 1st. Curious?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments

1

I really love some of the buildings he's made, seems he had a great team. Didn't know about the head injury though, I'll look this out for sure!

Carpola on Nov 13, 2017

2

I really really like his work, some amazing and original buildings. For those of you with netflix, there's a really cool documentary series about design and one of the episodes is dedicated to him, it's really good (that and the one about illustration)

Ricardo_PT on Nov 14, 2017

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Well, it also looks like a tremendous effort not to loose focus here. Don't know much about him, but I guess he deserves some praise. Although, my thoughts are far from such kind of works ...

shiboleth on Nov 14, 2017

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