SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Lego record smashed with 31.9m spire in South Korea

The tallest freestanding tower built from Lego has been completed by over 4,000 children in South Korea. Comprised of 50,000 blocks and measuring 31.9m high, the soaring spire has been completed in recognition of Lego’s 80th anniversary. The final brick was placed by the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark as this is the country of Lego’s origin, with 30,000 visitors to the tower’s site outside the Olympic City Stadium in Seoul.

Over the years Lego has embraced the architecture world, expanding its range to include a number of landmark buildings including Sydney Opera House, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Burj Khalifa and SOM’s Willis Tower. The toy company encourages people to vote for their favourite architectural ‘icon’ with the intention of widening its current range of models. Vote for the next Lego model here.

IN BRIEF
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Green light for Maggie's Centre in Manchester by Foster + Partners
Fri 11 Apr 2014
Three finalists for International Financial Centre competition in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye
Fri 11 Apr 2014
Colwyn Foulkes & Partners receives planning for first new build at Kensington Palace Gardens for 100+ years
Thu 10 Apr 2014
Tamayouz Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dr Mohamed Saleh Makiya
Wed 09 Apr 2014
Julian Gitsham to join HASSELL from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Tue 08 Apr 2014
Bowlarama: California Bowling Architecture 1954-1964
Tue 08 Apr 2014
‘Russian Character’ International Architecture Competition shortlist announced
Tue 08 Apr 2014
Proton Beam Therapy unit to start onsite in Manchester (UK) in 2016
Tue 01 Apr 2014