2. Advent: Architectural Christmas Getaways

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Second window opened in DANISH™ advent calendar

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Illustration: BIG x LEGO

Brick it up!

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Illustration: BIG x LEGO

Visit the blue coded area to develop your logistic skills.

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Illustration: BIG x LEGO

21 bricks stacked on each other is the fundament of LEGO House

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São Paulo

Rendering: Gehl

Open spaces create a lively atmosphere in São Paulo

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Illustration: Gehl

No-traffic zones and colours. Gehl has worked hard to turn São Paulo back into a city for the people.

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Photo: Gehl

City Heart of São Paulo.

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Viking age museum

Rendering: AART architects

The round-shapes extension of the Viking Age Museum in Oslo is 13.000 squaremeters big.

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Rendering: AART architects

The new building brings indoor and outdoor environment together.

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Viking age museum

Rendering: AART architects

Go check out the largest and most well-preserved viking ships at the Oslo museum.

Published
08.12.2017

Welcome to DANISH™’s advent calendar. Every Friday before Christmas, we open a new window and reveal a little special something for you to enjoy, while waiting for the big day. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Wouldn’t it be nice to take some days off and enjoy a little relaxing getaway? DANISH™ has picked out three architectural places worth visiting – all with a Danish twist, of course.

LEGO House – Billund, Denmark
If you love the little plastic brick as much as most Danes do, the LEGO House is just the place for you to visit! The new experience house, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, has anything a LEGO-loving heart desires. Divided into four colour-coded zones the house offers activities stimulating and developing different skills through brick-building play. And if you think the LEGO House is just for kids, think again.

“LEGO House is a realm of experience for everybody. Children, parents, grandparents, whoever wants to play”, says Søren Holm, Head of Experience at LEGO House.

If you want to know more about the LEGO House, you can read our previous article, or you can just go and book your tickets right away.

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Illustration: BIG x LEGO

New City Heart – São Paulo, Brazil
Are you more a city kind of person? Then the new city heart in São Paulo, Brazil might be more interesting to you. In the 1970s, the Brazilian city was at the forefront when it came to city planning, but rapid development in the 1980s ceased the good work and packed the city in concrete.

Architects from the Danish studio Gehl were hired to help make the city function for its people again. Through four pilot projects across town, Gehl has turned São Paulo back into a people-friendly city. Parking lots have been transformed into parks and playgrounds and streets have been closed to traffic to favour the people of the city.

So, if big cities are more your cup of tea, go check out São Paulo New City Heart.

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Photo: Gehl

Viking Age Museum – Oslo, Norway
If the budget doesn’t allow you a getaway this Christmas, you still have time to save money for this last suggestion. The upcoming extension and transformation of the Viking Age Museum in the capital of Norway is designed by AART Architects and is definitely something worth travelling for.

The project is under construction but, when it’s done, the museum will house some of Norway’s greatest contributions to world heritage, including the largest and best-preserved Viking ships in the world, and will be leading the way when it comes to dissemination of knowledge about the Viking Age.

What are you waiting for? Start saving that money now!

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Rendering: AART Architects

 

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