The LEGO Group is celebrating the opening of a new facility at its Billund headquarters, following a five year planning and construction process.
According to the company’s official press release, the building covers 54,000 square metres and can accommodate approximately 2,000 colleagues. It’s meant to offer a ‘playful, inclusive and collaborative environment’ that will – presumably – result in a higher quality of LEGO product.
An unusual feature of the campus is the ‘People House’ which appears to encourage spending more time on company premises after the workday ends. It includes a wide range of facilities like a fitness studio, a kitchen and even a cinema. We’re assuming The LEGO Movie will be in regular rotation.
The campus has been created with sustainability in mind, reflecting the company’s broader push towards environmentally-friendly business practices. It uses gypsum fibreboard and a comprehensive workplace waste sorting system, while outdoor furniture is constructed from waste LEGO bricks. There’s also a surprisingly large amount of plant life; ‘green’ partitions are used within workspaces, sedum plants have been planted on roof surfaces, and a number of indigenous plants and trees are situated outside to support local wildlife.
All in all, it sounds like an impressive place to work – even if the People House doesn’t strike us as entirely altruistic. Still, anyone hoping to work for the LEGO Group may have just found a new reason to do so.