Today marks the official opening of the LEGO® Campus in Billund. After five years of construction of the impressive new headquarters. If you have been following its construction you’ll have already seen it features many fun details on the outside including large-scale LEGO elements and even a giant minifigure. Inside is just as fun with plenty of space for LEGO employees to get creative as they design new products. Plus they can unwind in the fitness studio, cinema or large outdoor areas, which include spaces for wildlife and seating areas built from recycled LEGO elements. See the LEGO Campus come to life below.
The LEGO Group Launches New Campus With Play At Its Heart In Billund, Denmark
Brick by brick, the state-of-the-art Campus is designed to inspire innovation and creativity for some 2,000 employees and provide an inspiring base for all LEGO Group employees worldwide.
BILLUND, DENMARK, April 5th, 2022: After five years of construction and planning, the LEGO Group is celebrating the official opening of its state-of-the-art Campus at its headquarters in Billund, Denmark today. Designed by C.F. Møller Architects, the campus spans 54,000 square metres, creating an innovative workplace for approx. 2000 colleagues, and a home away from home for all LEGO Group colleagues across the world.
Reflecting the LEGO Group values of ‘Imagination, Fun, Creativity, Caring, Learning, and Quality’, the Campus has been designed to provide a playful, inclusive, and collaborative environment that enables employees to develop the best play experiences for children all over the world.
An important element in LEGO® Campus is the ‘People House’ a concept developed in close collaboration with employees that provides a space for all colleagues to network and play during and after working hours. With initial designs first developed in 2014, the ‘People House’ is just one of the many features across the campus that enables a more flexible environment to work and play and is reflective of the hybrid working style that is in place across the LEGO Group. Created as a place for relaxation, inspiration and recharging, the ‘People House’ features facilities including: a state-of-the-art fitness studio, creative workshop space, a LEGO homestay for visiting employees, a cinema, outside park and activity zone, kitchen for communal cooking and networking and a health clinic. Employees’ families are also welcome to use the facilities.
Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said: “It’s a great moment to see our new Campus officially open after many years of planning and construction. Many colleagues have contributed to shaping a workspace that reflects our values and instills a sense of fun not just for our employees in Billund, but for all our LEGO teams across the world who regularly visit. Our mission is to inspire children so it’s important we provide a vibrant, playful workplace that enables employees to deliver inspiring experiences for kids”.
Creating a sustainable workplace
Sustainability is a focus for the LEGO Group, and this has been central to the design of the new Campus. Achieving a Gold level LEED certification, the Campus is a high quality, low-energy office building partly powered by solar panels installed on the roof of the nearby parking facility.
In addition, the Campus also features:
- Special gypsum fibreboard – which saved 650,000 kg of emissions during construction, additionally 1000 tons of construction waste was recycled during the construction process
- Sedum plants on roof surfaces collecting rainwater which irrigates the surrounding green spaces
- Workplace waste is sorted into 10 different categories
- Flexible and open workspaces with “green” partitions of plants and planters
- All outdoor furniture was made from waste LEGO Bricks. 5000 kg of LEGO waste has been recycled.
- A focus on biodiversity with a wealth of indigenous plants, trees and natural environments planted to support wildlife
LEGO Campus will officially open from April 5th for all LEGO colleagues and their families. Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, the LEGO group has grown from a small carpenter’s workshop to a brand present in more than 130 countries worldwide.