Bjarke Ingels reveals the demands of being one of the world's most successful architects, and its impact on his personal life and health, in the new documentary BIG Time.
Film-maker Kaspar Astrup Schröder – who met Ingels through his wife – captures an intimate portrait of the architect as he decamps from Copenhagen to New York to set up BIG's second studio, suffers from debilitating health problems and falls in love with architect Ruth Otero.
Speaking to Dezeen following the premiere of the film, which took place at Copenhagen's Grand Theater on 26 April, Ingels said: 'I seem quite a lot like I see myself, so I think that feels relatively authentic. And I'm obviously very excited that the architect gets the girl in the end.'
According to The Wall Street Journal Bjarke Ingels has 'rapidly become one of the design world's biggest stars' and his name recently appeared in TIME'S 100 Most Influential People.
An intimate insight into the life of a genius innovative mind and his struggle to maintain his own persona while making the world a better place to live. Big Time follows star architect Bjarke Ingels over a period of 6 years while he is struggling to complete his largest projects yet,the New York skyscraper W57 and World Trade Center 2.