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C.F. Møller Designs New Headquarters for LEGO

12:00 - 6 July, 2016
C.F. Møller Designs New Headquarters for LEGO, Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

Danish firm CF Møller have been tapped by the LEGO Group to design a 52,000 square meter (560,000 square foot) global hub for the company’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark. The design, which draws inspiration from the colored modular bricks for which LEGO is known, will provide new flexible work arrangements and community spaces centered around a brightly lit 4-story atrium, as well as a new public park for the campus.

LEGO Invests $150 Million in Sustainable Materials Research

11:30 - 17 June, 2015
LEGO recently made architecture news with their BIG-designed "LEGO House," a museum and "experience center". Image Courtesy of LEGO Group
LEGO recently made architecture news with their BIG-designed "LEGO House," a museum and "experience center". Image Courtesy of LEGO Group

LEGO has long been recognized by architects as a key inspiration in the world of creative building - but the Danish toy company's influence over the construction industry may be about to get a whole lot more direct. Yesterday, LEGO announced the establishment of its own sustainable materials research center, with an investment of 1 billion Danish Krone ($150 million US), which will search to find sustainable alternatives to the plastic used in their products and packaging.

Bjarke Ingels Lays Foundation Brick at LEGO House

01:00 - 19 August, 2014

BIG's LEGO House is now under construction, following a one of a kind foundation laying ceremony featuring - what else - supersized lego bricks. Bjarke Ingels himself was in attendance to lay one of the foundation bricks. Constructed in LEGO's hometown of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will be a 12,000 square metre "hands-on minds-on experience centre."

More on the LEGO House, and the foundation laying ceremony, after the break

LEGO® Architecture's Newest Edition: BIG's Unbuilt LEGO® House

00:00 - 21 April, 2014
LEGO® Architecture's Newest Edition: BIG's Unbuilt LEGO® House, © LEGO®
© LEGO®

LEGO® has released their newest, limited-edition architecture set: BIG’s unbuilt LEGO® House. Planned for completion in 2016, the creatively stacked “experience center,” which will commemorate the toy company’s history and future, is the first unbuilt project offered as part of the series. 

The minimalist, white block set is only available for purchase in LEGO®'s hometown of Billund (or here on ebay). A glimpse of just how the blocks (and building) might be constructed, after the break...

The BIG LEGO® House Reveal

00:00 - 5 June, 2013
The BIG LEGO® House Reveal, The LEGO® House / BIG; Courtesy of The LEGO® Group
The LEGO® House / BIG; Courtesy of The LEGO® Group

The design for BIG’s highly anticipated LEGO® “experience center” - a.k.a. The LEGO® House - has been released! Located in the heart of The Lego Group’s birthplace and home town of Billund, Denmark, the 7,600 square-meter building resembles “gigantic LEGO® bricks” that are “combined and stacked in a creative way to create an imaginative experience both outside and inside.”

True to form, the 30 meter-tall structure will feature several exterior and multi-level access points that will remain open year-long to its estimated 250,000 annual visitors. Aside from its roof-top gardens and 1,900 square-meter public square, attractions will include a series of exhibition areas showcasing the “past, present and future of the LEGO® idea”, a cafe and an unique LEGO® store.

Take a video tour through the building after the break...

LEGO® Announces BIG Commission

00:00 - 12 March, 2013
© BIG
© BIG

It's official! Danish architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG has been commissioned to collaborate with Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) and COWI to design the first public LEGO® museum in the company's hometown of BillundDenmark. The "LEGO® Brand House" and "experience centre" is intended to compliment the non-public "LEGO® Idea House", which is also located in Billund.

Bjarke Ingles, founder of BIG stated: “It's going to be looking at LEGO® from all its different aspects—LEGO® as an art form, its cultural impact. When we were doing the research for it [the LEGO® house], we realized, if you would consider it just an art museum, you would be able to fill it with so much user content of such a high quality...it is one of our great dreams at BIG that we are now able to design a building for and with the LEGO® group. I owe a huge personal debt to the LEGO® brick, and I can see in my nephews that its role in developing the child as a creative, thinking, imaginative human being becomes ever stronger in a world in which creativity and innovation are key elements in virtually all aspects of society.”

More on LEGO®'s BIG commission after the break...

LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch + Rune Fjord

01:00 - 26 January, 2012
LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch  + Rune Fjord

LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch  + Rune Fjord LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch  + Rune Fjord LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch  + Rune Fjord LEGO PMD / Rosan Bosch  + Rune Fjord +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Systemvej 6, 7190 Billund, Denmark
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord

01:00 - 9 March, 2009
LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord

LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord LEGO Group's Development Department / Bosch & Fjord +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    7190 Billund, Denmark
  • Architects

     Bosch & Fjord
  • Client

     LEGO Group's Development Department
  • Project Year

    2007