BBC Names The LEGO House In 2017 Best Buildings

The BBC has included the LEGO® House in their Best Buildings of 2017 line-up. The home of the brick, which opened in the LEGO Group’s home town of Billund in Denmark earlier this year and was designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. It was created to look as if it was a pile of 2×4 LEGO bricks with the inside filled with huge LEGO displays, interactive elements and fun places to eat. You can learn more about the LEGO House here and if you fancy checking out the building for yourself, tickets to the LEGO House can be found here.

One familiar way of dismissing contemporary architecture is to say that this or that new building ‘looks like LEGO’. LEGO’s famous interlocking plastic bricks first went on sale in 1949 just as Modernist architecture, derived from the Bauhaus, went truly global and four-square, Cubist-like buildings lined city streets from Sydney to San Francisco. Here, nearly 70 years on, is LEGO’s own feeling on the subject, the LEGO House visitor centre in the Danish company’s hometown that really does look as if it is made of giant blocks of LEGO. And, why not? After all, the LEGOLAND theme park is virtually next door, while Danish architect Bjarke Ingels’ firm BIG has made its name with bold, highly expressive buildings that, rarely less than controversial, make perfect sense in the context of a brightly coloured LEGO visitor centre that can be clambered over and explored in artful, knowing and playful fashion.

Author: Adam White

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