Everything is awesome, especially Lego. When I was a kid, I could not imagine spending an evening without building stuff with those colourful little bricks. Even now, after all these years, I look at Lego with fondness and sympathy and for my birthday I got myself an amazing Lego Star Wars set. But it wasn't until today that I learned where my favourite toys are conceived.
In Billund, Denmark, there's a facility called Lego PMD. The building is home to the designers of Lego’s development department. They are the luckiest people in the world, because they get to play with Lego all day long and they are paid for it. It is their job, however, to come up with ideas for new sets and to stimulate their creativity, Lego asked two Danish architects, Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord, to design a working environment that puts values like "innovation" and "imagination" along with "fun" and "happiness".
The result of their work is an open-space workplace that features many different zones to make the employees feel comfortable and creative. There are working zones, relaxation zones, and social zones, which encourage integration. Additionally, there are showcase areas, where the designers display with work to each other and share knowledge and ideas.
Lego PMD's office is incredible for one more reason - there's a slide that connects the floors!