Bjarke Ingels Group Wins Competition to Design Astana National Library

By: Christina Butty - Published: Aug 27, 2009 • References: and dezeen
Kudos to Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group for winning the competition to design the Astana National Library in Kazakhstan.

Titled “BIG,” the Bjarke Ingels Group design incorporates four forms: A circle, a rotunda, an arch and a yurt. These form create an “infinite loop” which has a single double-looping surface plane that encases the entire building.

Bjarke Ingels Group was one of five pre-selected architect led teams. Their “BIG” design beat out 19 other entrants including heavyweight Zaha Hadid.