LEGO House and Bicycle Snake Honored in 2018 Danish Design Awards

© Kim Christensen / DISSING + WEITLING Architecture © Kim Christensen / DISSING + WEITLING Architecture

Bjarke Ingels Group’s LEGO House and DISSING + WEITLING’s Bicycle Snake have been recognized by the 2018 Danish Design Awards, an initiative which “highlights the impact and value of design, celebrates companies and designers across the country and showcases the difference their solutions make to industry, everyday life, and society at large.”

The LEGO House was victorious in the “Feel Good” category, while the Bicycle Snake was awarded the “Icon Award.”

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

BIG’s LEGO House, completed in 2017 in Billund, Denmark, brought the toy scale of the classic LEGO brick to a human scale with exhibition spaces and public squares. The 130,000-square-foot (12,000-square-meter) scheme was praised by the jury as “a unique integration of play and learning, [designed] with an intuitive approach that successfully conveys the philosophy driving the company and the brand.”

© DISSING + WEITLING Architecture © DISSING + WEITLING Architecture
© DISSING + WEITLING Architecture © DISSING + WEITLING Architecture

DISSING + WEITLING’s Bicycle Snake is situated around the Fisketorvet shopping center in Copenhagen, Denmark, designed to address safety and circulation issues between cyclists and pedestrians. The ramp and bridge chart a winding 600-foot (200-meter) course through the harbor area, balancing visual excellence with vital functionality.

The jury described the scheme as an “elegant and empathic solution [letting] cyclists cross the harbor in a safe and dignified manner, underlining the city’s profile as a sustainable metropolis with a pedal-powered profile.”

A full list of winners from the 2018 Danish Design Awards can be found on the official website here.

News via: Danish Design Awards

LEGO House / BIG

34 Project Leader Project Manager Snorre Nash PROJECT ARCHITECT, FACADES: Snorre Nash COWI, Dr. Lüchinger+Meyer Bauingenieure, Jesper Kongshaug, Gade & Mortensen Akustik, E-types Andreas Klok Pedersen, Agne Tamasauskaite, Annette Birthe Jensen, Ariel Joy Norback Wallner, Ask Hvas, Birgitte Villadsen, Chris Falla, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Daruisz Duong Vu Hong, David Zahle, Esben

Bicycle Snake / DISSING+WEITLING Architecture

30 Text description provided by the architects. The area around Fisketorvet shopping center has been characterized by a particular problem. Two distinctive groups of users, each with conflicting interests, cyclists and pedestrians. The cyclists needing to get easily from Kalvebod Brygge over to Island Brygge.