bjarke ingels' LEGO house tops out in denmark bjarke ingels' LEGO house tops out in denmark
oct 19, 2015

bjarke ingels' LEGO house tops out in denmark

bjarke ingels’ LEGO house tops out in denmark
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in denmark, 3,000 local citizens and employees have celebrated the topping out of the LEGO house, a new structure dedicated to the global toy company. set to open in the second half of 2017, the bjarke ingels-designed institution will serve as an experience center and gathering point for the local community of billund. referred to as the ‘keystone’, the uppermost 2×4 LEGO brick is now in place, one of 21 stacked volumes.

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the uppermost 2×4 LEGO brick is now in place, one of 21 stacked volumes
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the facility, which has now been under construction for over a year, will provide a series of playful displays and installations, primarily engaging children alongside more adult audiences. standing at a height of 23 meters, and housing an enclosed floor area of 12,000 square meters, the configuration allows for a number of outdoor roof terraces, as well as a centrally positioned public square.

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the configuration allows for a number of outdoor roof terraces
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the LEGO house will appear like a cloud of interlocking LEGO bricks that form spaces for exploration and exhibition for its visitors within,’ explains bjarke ingels. ‘on the outside the pile of bricks forms the roof of a new square as well as a mountain of interconnected terraces and playgrounds for the citizens of billund. for both the locals and the pilgrims, LEGO house will form the vibrant center of the new heart of billund.’

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the institution will provide a series of playful displays and installations
image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

 

 

 

‘guests are required to purchase tickets to experience the complete LEGO house experience, and we are currently in the process of developing that part,’ commented the project’s general manager, jesper vilstrup. ‘however, there will be free access to the public to explore the house. it will be possible to enjoy the view from the very top of LEGO house, and there will be free access to the large indoor area with a restaurant, café and a LEGO store. our hope is that with LEGO house, we will create a new gathering point for the local community and the many visitors to billund.’

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the project is set to complete in the second half of 2017
image courtesy of bjarke ingels group

 

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