Ioannis Oikonomou is the man who envisioned Big Bend skyscraper, subject of much debate in the international architectural community.
It’s been only about a week since the plans for Big Bend skyscraper have gone public. Ioannis Oikonomou saw the design of his architectural office Oiio attract the limelight, both in New York Press and architecture websites. In Dezeen, point of reference and information for anyone working in design around the world, Big Bend is one of the most popular news in architecture category over the last few days.
Born in Athens 36 years ago, Ioannis graduated from Aristoteleio University (Thessaloniki) and did his Master’s degree in Metsovio University (Athens). He now spends most of his time in New York, where he moved in 2011. “It was very difficult to continue my course in Greece, since there is not much activity at the time. Apart from some interesting and peculiar hotel renovations in Crete and elsewhere, the volume of construction projects has decreased significantly.” Having been distinguished in six international architectural competitions before he was 30, he chose New York as his second home. It is where the most recent and important competition he won took place.