Fast Company has nominated the top ten most innovative architecture companies in the world. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is number two on the list, and C.F. Møller takes fifth place.
Innovative architecture consists of bold designs and innovative business models. What the nominated companies all have in common is that they are shaping the future of how we live.
When asked what makes C.F. Møller one of the most innovative architecture companies, Partner and Architect Julian Weyer stated, “We always rethink well-known building typologies seen from a social angle and with a focus on sustainability. Sometimes, that can result in some unexpected hybrids that result in international awareness”.
Fast Company explained why they chose C.F. Møller: ”Urban areas are growing faster than ever … For the majority of us, the future, by necessity, will be vertical. C.F. Møller is rethinking not only how we build residential towers, but how we use them”.
C.F. Møller is working on several projects that prove just that, including a 24-storey residential tower in Antwerp that redefines the residential high-rise as a vertical social community and a wood residential complex in Stockholm offering attractive, functional and flexible spaces and quality of life by integrating residents, community and urban life.
Being innovative and creative characterize the number two company on the list: BIG. Fast Company described why they chose BIG: “For bringing starchitecture to the drab world of storm resilience. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) … continues to devise playful ways to solve serious problems”.
BIG’s winning proposal for Rebuild by Design, a competition launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development after Hurricane Sandy, was a floodwall known as “The Dryline”. However, this is not your average floodwall. It consists of parks and community spaces and is designed to shield Lower Manhattan from floods. During calmer times, the berms become a place for people to sunbathe and relax.