BIG stands for "Bjarke Ingels Group". It is an international architecture and design studio. It is composed of a large group of professionals: interior designers, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, product designers, researchers and inventors. The studio deals with avant-garde architecture and was founded in 2005 by Bjarke Ingels in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2010 it opened branches in New York and London. Recent projects completed by Studio BIG include the Maritime Museum, Superkilen and 8 House in Denmark, the world village of women's sports in Sweden and the Swedish Pavilion in China for Expo 2010. Projects under construction include the West 57th in Manhattan, the Vancouver House tower in Vancouver, the LEGO Brand House in Denmark, the Education Centre of the Faroe Islands, the Shenzhen Energy Mansion in China and the Waste-to-Energy plant in Copenhagen, where a ski slope on the roof is also planned. For the Italian company Artemide, BIG has designed the Alphabet designer lamps, structures that can be combined to create infinite basic, complex, linear or curved lighting configurations. The Gople collection of lamps, on the other hand, is made of blown glass worked by hand according to the ancient Venetian technique that blurs white glass and crystal glass into the most innovative finishes with silver or bronze vacuum metallisation.