Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder
An intimate and illuminating portrait of Bjarke Ingels, the architectural prodigy attempting to bring to life the 2 World Trade Centre project.
At only 42, Bjarke Ingels has achieved more than most architects could ever dream of. In the last few years alone, he's designed Google's headquarters, the Smithsonian's new campus and the DryLine – New York's post-Hurricane Sandy flood-protection system. Drawing on natural forms and sustainable practices, Ingels' playful and eye-catching buildings defy easy categorisation, at times seeming to flout the rules of gravity itself. Yet success brings with it incredible pressure, and for Ingels the prestigious 2 World Trade Centre development will push him to his absolute limits.
Filmed over the course of five years, Big Time is a captivating labour of love from acclaimed documentary maker Kaspar Astrup Schröder (The Invention of Dr Nakamats, MIFF 2009). Spanning some of Ingels' most profound and challenging professional and personal moments, Big Time reveals a man driven by his own unique vision, yet struggling to reconcile that with the person he wants to be.