LEGO House

  • © Photo by Bjarne Sig Jensen
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Kim Christensen
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Laurian Ghinitoiu
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan
  • © Photo by Iwan Baan

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Award

Region

Denmark

Local Authority Area

Not in UK/ROI

Information about this scheme

LEGO House reinvents the future of play through systematic creativity with a design that celebrates the LEGO brick, showcases the LEGO learning principles and crafts the perfect LEGO experience for fans of all ages. The fundamental design simplicity of LEGO House which replicates the stacking of bricks and is also embodied in its structural concept which is a stacking of box trusses cantilevering towards the centre that require not a single column to carry their load. Conceived as an urban space, due to its central location in the heart of Billund, the plaza appears like an urban cave and is publicly accessible, allowing visitors and citizens of Billund to shortcut through the building, welcoming locals and visitors to the café, restaurant, LEGO store and conference facilities. Above the square, a cluster of galleries overlap to create a continuous sequence of exhibitions where guests of all ages can have an immersive and interactive experience, express their imagination, and not least be challenged by meeting other builders from all over the world. The top of the building is crowned by the Masterpiece Gallery, a collection of LEGO fans’ beloved creations that pay tribute to the LEGO community. Atop the Masterpiece Gallery, citizens and visitors can get a 360° panoramic view of the city. LEGO House is the product of the LEGO family’s original vision, combined with intense engagement from the global community of LEGO fans. Throughout the conceptualization, construction and development of LEGO House, it remained clear that the goal was not to build a museum but a world-class centre of learning through play.

Credits

Client

LEGO

Architect

BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group

Structural Engineer

COWI A/S

Structural Engineer

Dr. L├╝chinger+Meyer Bauingenieure

Acoustic Consultant

GADE & MORTENSEN AKUSTIK A/S

Lighting Design

Jesper Kongshaug

Signage Graphic Design

e-Types

Primary Use Class

Class D1g - Public Hall or Exhibition Centre