Lego Towers, Copenhagen – BIG
The following set of photos are an excellent example of how a simple idea can spawn an interesting architectural concept. Born out of research and developed from a basic idea into a flourishing proposal that, if built would command a skyline like full buildings across the world. From the ever adventurous BIG, the Lego Towers take inspiration from arguably one of the most successful toys of the last 100 years, and much like their inspiration, the towers feel like objects designed to create a whole, but very much still containing individual objects and pieces.
“Copenhagen is called The City of Towers, and the historic skyline is populated with adventurous 18th century spires and towers. Since modernism we have added only rational and functionalistic but dull and repetitive towers to the skyline, creating a public critique against high rise buildings.
Can we utilise the modularity and rationality of the Danish modernistic building tradition to create a new kind of expressive architecture?
The site is laid out as a grid of 3.6m x 3.6m squares, creating one continuous pixelated surface. As a topographic map the surface is morphed to form a terraced landscape of towers, accommodating 40,000m2 housing, hotel, offices and shops. The project becomes an accumulation of individual niches and outdoor spaces forming a collective organic architecture. A Scandinavian high rise typology incorporating the human scale, the rationality and flexibility of Danish building tradition”,