Big Time /
Bjarke Ingels is truly an arch-architect. After taking Denmark by storm, he proceeds to take Manhattan and fully intends to take the world next. But the young, charismatic workaholic faces difficulties that cloud his future. Ingles—the creator of a ski-slope-topped power plant that blows stylized smoke rings and the wonderfully bizarre “8 House” (the subject of The Infinite Happiness, a documentary screened here at Docaviv)—is now building an unusual, breathtaking complex on the site where the World Trade Center had once stood. The film follows him for over seven years, showing the ups and downs, the ambition and the wild imagination of the man who made it to Time 100—the prestigious magazine’s list of most influential people—at the age of 40.