These are images of the playful experience centre for Lego in Billund, Denmark designed by one of DT’s favourite architecture practices BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. Inspired by the modularity of the Lego brick, when it opens in 2016 it will offer a series of engaging installations that highlight the values of Lego.
‘The House will appear like a cloud of interlocking Lego bricks that form spaces for exploration and exhibition for its visitors within. On the outside the pile of bricks form the roof of a new square as well as a mountain of interconnected terraces and playgrounds for the citizens of Billund,’ promises Bjarke Ingels, founding of BIG.
A gigantic Lego brick will sit on top of the 23m tall building which will cover an area of 12,000 m2 – including a 2,000 m2 covered square.
‘I am very passionate about play and how children learn through playing with Lego bricks. This is essentially the Lego idea and what the Lego House is all about,’ says Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of the founder and current owner.
For some of us who spent our childhood stacking these colourful bricks to build buildings, playgrounds, cities… often outlandish ones with Lego, we can’t wait to see the finished product. Watch the video here.
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