Gallery: BIG Unveils Plans for Denmark’s New LEGO House Museum

 
With an expected opening in 2016, the museum expects to see around 250,000 visitors annually.

The LEGO Group selected BIG and Ralph Appelbaum Associates to design their interactive museum back in February of 2013 because of their understanding of LEGO and architecture. In fact it’s not the first time BIG has built with LEGOs, and their pixelated designs are well-suited for an official LEGO museum in the birthplace of the universal toy. The concept the team just unveiled is a series of LEGO-block buildings stacked to create a mountain of LEGOs that visitors can walk around, under, in and over, just as you would if you were playing. To be located in the center of Billund, the parts of the museum and its surrounding plaza will be open to the public for free.

The stacked block building will have approximately 7,600 sq m of exhibition areas, a café, a unique LEGO store and a large public square. Daylighting will stream in from the sides and through skylights in the roof, while rooftop gardens will expand public space and provide outdoor play areas. With an expected opening in 2016, the museum expects to see around 250,000 visitors annually.

“Architect firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has designed a building that encapsulates what LEGO play and LEGO values are all about”, says Hans Peter Folmann, Marketing responsible for the LEGO House. “The creative use of the LEGO brick shape is a true visualization of the systematic creativity that is at the core of LEGO play, so we believe that this is the right look for the LEGO House. And it simply looks amazing.”

+ Bjarke Ingels Group

+ Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Via ArchDaily

Images ©BIG and The LEGO Group

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  1. house June 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    The King of Child’s Play is 110% right . . . Yes Is ALWAYS More! BIG has it nailed . . . the Adults have been messing up Planet Mother Earth for Millenniums and now it is time for the Little Kids and the BIG Kids to take over! Green Diplomacy is the only way to solve differences! There has been so much “Bloodshed” on this Planet and we need to end this practice! Humankind has come a long way and we are supposed to be an Advanced Civilization! This Eye for an Eye and Tooth for a Tooth Mentality has got to stop . . . or the Planet will have a lot of Blind and Toothless Human Beings on it! Mr. Ingels and BIG really know how to liven up a pretty “Boring” Construction Past here in the USA and around the World . . . and I am so very thankful they have landed in our Lives! Mr. Ingels . . . if you are Single and looking for a Soul Mate . . . where do I sign??? Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen!!! I Luv BIG!!! I Luv Mr. Bjarke Ingels!!! :-)

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