The dream of every child who loved building with Lego bricks has become reality! InBillund, Denmark, where the historic brand has its headquarters and where it has produced its famous toys since 1949, the LEGO House, a real house that you can enter and, of course play in, has recently opened!
The Home of the Brick, was designed by architecture studio BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, which took the toy bricks to an architectural scale to create display areas and public spaces in line with the values and colours of the brand. The LEGO House is an enormous “toy” to discover and also climb from the outside, with inclined floors and passages among the 21 blocks that make up the building and that hide a large 2000 m2 urban square. This covered urban space allows you to discover the house from the inside and access its different facets.
Above the square are a series of exhibition galleries. Colour reigns supreme, in particular the main colours of the bricks, also used in the play areas on the first and second floor, to represent a type of child learning to which the various activities are linked: red – creative, blue - cognitive, green – social and yellow - emotional. As Christiane Bürklein noted when she presented the project in the Livegreenblog, BIG uses architecture to stimulate creativity and learning, taking what is a normal play experience with bricks into an urban, public dimension, where guests of all ages are involved in an interactive event and are invited to express their imagination, while meeting builders from all over the world.
Images courtesy of BIG, photo by Iwan Baan, Kim Christensen.
Place: Billund, Denmark
Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Finn Nørkjær, Brian Yang
Project Leader: Brian Yang
Project Manager: Finn Nørkjær
Project Architect: Snorre Nash
Project Architect, Facades: Snorre Nash
Team: Andreas Klok Pedersen, Agne Tamasauskaite, Annette Birthe Jensen, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Ask Hvas, Birgitte Villadsen, Chris Falla, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Daruisz Duong Vu Hong, David Zahle, Esben Christoffersen, Franck Fdida, Ioana Fartadi Scurtu, Jakob Andreassen, Jakob Ohm Laursen, Jakob Sand, Jakub Matheus Wlodarczyk, Jesper Bo Jensen, Jesper Boye Andersen, Julia Boromissza, Kasper Reimer Hansen, Katarzyna Krystyna Siedlecka, Katarzyna Stachura, Kekoa Charlot, Leszek Czaja, Lone Fenger Albrechtsen, Louise Bøgeskov Hou, Mads Enggaard Stidsen, Magnus Algreen Suhr, Manon Otto, Marta Christensen, Mathias Bank Stigsen, Michael Kepke, Ole Dau Mortensen, Ryohei Koike, Sergiu Calacean, Søren Askehave, Stefan Plugaru, Stefan Wolf, Thomas Jakobsen Randbøll, Tobias Hjortdal and Tommy Bjørnstrup