First Look: Starchitect Bjarke Ingels’s Latest Feat | BLOUIN ARTINFO

Bjarke Ingels's new Honeycomb building at Albany resort in the Bahamas will feature a luxury department store, a champagne bar, a jewelry store, and a small art gallery. (Bjarke Ingels Group)
Bjarke Ingels’s new Honeycomb building at Albany resort in the Bahamas will feature a luxury department store, a champagne bar, a jewelry store, and a small art gallery. (Bjarke Ingels Group)

BY JENNIFER PARKER

(original article in BLOUIN ARTIFINO)

Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect and founder of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is famous for remaking structures and reinventing public spaces. At 41, he’s already altered Manhattan’s skyline with a dramatic ship-like building called VIA. He scrapped the concept of brick walls to create a glass fiber cave for the Serpentine Pavilion in London. And most recently, at the Albany resort in the Bahamas, he’s toying with a new outdoor space, made of water.

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Forbes: The Most Exclusive Resort In The Bahamas

 

Albany House - Forbes
Albany House – Forbes

Most of the attention right now is focused on the other side of the island of New Providence with the opening of the mega-resort Baha Mar (the latest news: the opening is delayed again.)  But tucked away on the southwest side, just past the long established gated community of Lyford Cay, is Albany, a much lower profile private community that has been opening in stages since 2010. The investors behind it are blue chip, chief among them British billionaire Joe Lewis’s  private investment company Tavistock Group Ernie Els and Tiger Woods.

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