LEGO headquarters

LEGO headquarters

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C.F. Møller Architects
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Billund, Denmark | View Map
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C.F. Møller Architects

THE LEGO GROUP SHARES PLANS FOR NEW OFFICE BUILDING IN BILLUND

LEGO as Client

Workplace and fun place. Collaborative space and play space. Those are some of the features integrated in the new LEGO® building complex serving as global gathering point in the LEGO Headquarters.


A clear and innovative expression of what LEGO® play is all about. That is one way to describe the distinct new office building, which the LEGO Group plans to build in Billund, Denmark.


From the collaborative workspace inside and to the public park that surrounds it; from the welcoming and informal feeling in LEGO People House to the grand and colorful space in the atrium; from architectural features modelled over known LEGO elements to an interior with bright colors and open space, the building will have a distinct LEGO feel.


“We want a distinct office building that clearly conveys the LEGO values, and which truly expresses the creative, innovative culture of our company. I am very excited that we can now present our vision for this new building, both to our employees and to the community,” says Claus Flyger Pejstrup, Senior Vice President at the LEGO Group, and responsible for the LEGO Group Headquarters in Denmark.


LEGO® People House as employees want it An integral part of the new office building is LEGO® People House; an area housing facilities for various activities, all based on input from LEGO employees. As such, the new office building will serve as both workspace and play space for LEGO employees.


“LEGO People House creates a unique social environment that serves as a vibrant, global gathering point, not only for the employees working there on a daily basis but also for the many LEGO employees from the rest of the world, when they visit Billund. It will house exciting facilities, where employees can be physically active and socialize, both during and outside working hours. It is our clear intent that the atmosphere will be both informal and inspirational, making it ideal for employees to get together with colleagues from around the world,” says Claus Flyger Pejstrup.


Part of global ambition of continuing growth


The LEGO Group employs more than 17,000 people around the world, of which more than 4,000 LEGO® employees of 35 nationalities work in Denmark, spanning product development, marketing, manufacturing, engineering, quality and various other functions. Over the course of the past years, the number of employees in Billund has increased significantly, with 250 new people added in 2015 alone. So the new office building will contribute to solving the increasing problem of having sufficient workspace for the current employee base, but also to the continuing growth globally:


“In recent years, we have continued to reach more and more children all over the world with LEGO® play, while also welcoming thousands of new LEGO employees at LEGO sites all over the world. We are in the process of expanding our factories in Mexico and Hungary significantly, and we have opened global main offices around the world from London to Singapore, some of which we have already expanded further since opening. It is our clear ambition to reach even more children in the years to come. Therefore, expanding in Billund, which is and will continue to be the vibrant headquarters for the company, is both natural and important,” says CEO and President of the LEGO Group, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp.

THE LEGO GROUP SHARES C.F. MØLLER-DESIGNED PLANS FOR OFFICE COMPLEX IN BILLUND

C.F. Møller Architects as Architect+Landscape

C.F. Møller is behind a global hub for the LEGO Group with the design of a new office complex. 52,000 m² of building and a large, public park are the framework for flexible workplaces, new communities, new ways of working and sustainability. A global gathering point in the LEGO headquarters. This is how the LEGO Group describes the new LEGO complex, designed by C.F. Møller. The design is based on the LEGO Group's values and innovative culture, to serve as both workspace and play space for employees. It brings together bright, flexible office spaces around a spectacular atrium with familiar LEGO-features and colors, while the ground floor is a coherent LEGO People House with spaces for social and physical activities surrounded by a new public park. Activities in and outside working hours The extensive new building will house a large portion of LEGO's Danish-based employees, while at the same time providing spaces for a wide range of community facilities and for receiving guests from the outside, not least many LEGO employees from the rest of the world. “The new complex will be the place where disciplines meet, experiences are exchanged, new ideas are born, and inspiration is encouraged. Along with its embracing landscape, the project embodies the feel, flavour and function of the classic campus” says Klaus Toustrup, partner and CEO in C.F. Møller Architects. A place for collaboration and play A key part of the new building will be the LEGO People House, an area that includes shared facilities for a variety of activities in an informal and inspirational atmosphere. Therefore, the LEGO People House is designed from a systematic involvement of the LEGO Group's employees. C.F. Møller has coordinated this process, and co-creation has been an important parameter in the layout of the new office complex, explains Klaus Toustrup: “Working closely with LEGO and their staff, we have made sure that the project is all about openness, quality and all-round sustainability – all of them core LEGO values,” he says. “LEGO's vision is to invent the future of play, and we have emphasized this in an architecture designed as a place for collaboration and play, for both employees and the public.” C.F. Møller is the architect and landscape architect for the new main office building for the LEGO Group in Billund, with Niras as consulting engineers. The building integrates itself in the masterplan for the Municipality of Billund and, in addition to new and flexible ways of working, also focuses on low energy consumption, green communities and optimum daylight conditions.

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