Looking at LEGO from every angle, considering all its different features and characteristics, Bjarke Ingels of BIG Architects will be designing the first public museum for the famous modular building blocks.
LEGO House will be built by BIG Architects, in collaboration with Ralph Appelbaum Associates and COWI, and will see its doors opening to the public in Denmark in 2014.
The museum will be designed to specifically highlight the iconic brand of the toys’ art form and function, while further investigating the cultural impact it has had on generations of children (and adults!).
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, says Ingels.
LEGO House is expected to see over 250 000 feet through its doors annually and will incorporate an educational programme that explores the dynamic range of all LEGO toys.
For more LEGO-inspired design, see our showcase of LEGO products and systems.