The New European Bauhaus: From Vision to Reality
Bjarke Ingels is one of the busiest, and most forward-thinking, architects in the world. With his company, Bjarke Ingels Group, he follows a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism – good for the environment and increasing the quality of life for the people. Bjarke first spoke at DLD in 2008 on the future of cities and has been back many times since.
In conversation with Hans-Joachim (“John”) Schellnhuber – renowned climate researcher and Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research – he explores how the EU’s New European Bauhaus initiative can help the entire world move to a circular economy.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is Director Emeritus of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), which he founded in 1992. He is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (China), and member of numerous learned societies such as the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy Leopoldina and the US National Academy of Sciences.
Bjarke Ingels is an architect and founder of the Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG – a design consultancy practicing within the fields of Landscape, Engineering, Architecture and Product design. Over two decades, Bjarke and BIG have been contributing to the built environment with a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable approach to architecture and urbanism. He was named Innovator of the Year in 2011 by the Wall Street Journal.