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Denmark | The home of the LEGO brick, designed by BIG, opens in Billund

By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - October 18, 2017

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The construction of the 12,000 m2 LEGO House commenced in 2014, replacing the former City Hall building, with support from three generations of the LEGO family.

cover image: Photo by LEGO

Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and COWI, LEGO House – opened to the public on September 27, 2017 – is an experience hub for LEGO fans of all ages, as well as an architectural landmark and a significant step towards the city’s goal of making the small town of Billund, southern Denmark, the Capital for Children.
The 23-meter tall LEGO House is conceived as an urban space as much as an experience center. 21 overlapping blocks are placed like individual buildings, framing a LEGO square that is illuminated through the cracks and gaps between the volumes. The plaza appears like an urban cave and is publicly accessible, allowing visitors and citizens of Billund to shortcut through the building.

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Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of BIG.

LEGO house is a literal manifestation of the infinite possibilities of the LEGO brick.
Through systematic creativity, children of all ages are empowered with the tools to create their own worlds and to inhabit them through play. At its finest – that is what architecture – and LEGO play – is all about: enabling people to imagine new worlds that are more exciting and expressive than the status quo, and to provide them with the skills to make them reality. This is what children do every day with LEGO bricks – and this is what we have done today at LEGO House with actual bricks, taking Billund a step closer towards becoming the Capital for Children.
” (Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG).

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Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of BIG.

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Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of BIG.

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Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of BIG.

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Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of BIG.

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