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BIG HQ in Copenhagen

Dezeen Debate features BIG's nearly completed "brutalist" HQ

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features images of BIG's nearly completed HQ in CopenhagenSubscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

Architecture studio BIG recently released images of its headquarters which is under construction in Copenhagen.

The office block, named BIG HQ, was informed by nearby industrial buildings and is set to be complete later this year.

Readers were split. One thought it was "brutalist to the extreme, inside and out". Whilst another praised the building's "nice spatial dynamics".

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Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section included an opinion piece by Ayo Ambali in which she argues for the availability of apprenticeships in architecture, a baseball cap with crystals made from human sweat by designer Alice Potts and a renovated 1980s ranch house in New York by architecture studio Ballman Khapalova.

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