Temple Bar Trust celebrates the relaunch of Temple Bar with an evening talk by Andy Young and Lorenzo Boddi, Partners at Bjarke Ingels Group. They will outline some of BIG’s exploits in London – from starting out in the Google’s King’s Cross project office to becoming a hundred- strong RIBA Chartered practice in the UK. They recount stories, offer opinions about Google King’s Cross and other key BIG projects in progress in the UK, Europe and further afield, including the Daily Express Building on Fleet Street, and CityLIfe Milan, and take part in our Q&A.

The talk starts at 6:25pm sharp, followed by a Q&A, with drinks and networking afterwards to 8:10pm. 

There are three options for joining:

Online live stream, tickets £5

Join us at Temple Bar, tickets £15

Join us at Temple Bar for the Talk and the BIG London dinner from 8:10pm - 

3 course sharing platter sit down dinner at Temple Bar, for guests attending the talk for a separate ticket price of £70 per person including wine.
Please note: limited ticket numbers for the dinner so book ASAP

About Andy Young and Lorenzo Boddi

Andy Young

Andy Young joined BIG in 2016 as Technical Director of the London office, and was named a BIG London Partner in 2021. He has over 25 years of experience working in the design and construction of large-scale projects in the UK and the Middle East. In addition to this, Andy provides technical assistance to the Copenhagen and New York offices. Since 2016, he has led some of BIG’s most prominent projects, including East Side Tower, an 80,000 metre-squared mixed-use tower in Berlin. Andy has also led the technical design of projects such as Google’s King’s Cross headquarters, and CityLife Milan, in addition to working on several large-scale projects in the Middle East. Prior to joining BIG, Andy was an Associate Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners. He was the Architect-in-charge of The Leadenhall Building, a landmark commercial tower in the City of London financial district, seeing the project from planning to completion in 2014. Andy is a UK Registered Architect and a Member of the RIBA. He received his Diploma in Architecture from The University of Westminster in 1993 whilst working at Michael Hopkins & Partners.

Lorenzo Boddi

After first joining BIG in 2012 as an intern, Lorenzo Boddi was named as an Associate in 2017, and as a BIG London Partner in 2021. He has provided key contributions to several winning competitions, including the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark; MÉCA arts cultural centre in Bordeaux, France; OMNITURM, a 186-meter mixed-use tower in Frankfurt completed in 2020; and an 80,000 metre-squared mixed-use tower in Berlin, Germany currently in construction. As Project Manager, Lorenzo has worked on several residential projects in Scandinavia, a mixed-use development in Sydney, Australia, as well as the OMNITURM tower in the financial district of Frankfurt. Lorenzo joined BIG’s London office in 2016 to work on Google’s King’s Cross headquarters. He is currently leading the design of CityLife Milan, a new 85,000 metre-squared development in Milan, Italy. Lorenzo received his Master of Architecture from the University of Florence, Italy, where he complemented his studies with teaching positions in architectural design.

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