COBE has completed the Kindergarten Forfatterhuset in Copenhagen and 160 children have moved in.
Five small houses with a unique brick cladding and green roofs and roof gardens create the framework for Copenhagen’s new kindergarten.
‘With this project, we wanted to create a world class day care center. a place that gives the best possible environment for our children to grow up in, and which promotes children’s learning and creativity’, explains dan stubbergaard, founder and creative director of COBE.
‘Located in a historic area of copenhagen, consisting mainly of nursing homes and senior housing, we have been very aware of ensuring a coherence between the historical area and the new build.
From being a last destination for many people’s long lives, the area is now also a place where children grow up and start their lives’.
Five small houses with a unique brick cladding and green roof gardens will provide the framework for Forfatterhuset Kindergarten.
From the outside the day-care institution appears as a village for children, but from the inside coherent and efficient.
This helps creating a place that is small, compact and exciting for children as well as functional and flexible in everyday life.
The unique facade cladding mimes the historic surroundings of red bricks but instead of using traditional horizontal bricks, the facade consists of vertical brick lamellae continuing as a band from house to house, and surrounding the garden and playground. Source by COBE.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Collaborators: PK3, D.A.I. Arkitekter Ingeniører
Project Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Kato Hiroshi, Greta Tiedje, Caroline Krogh Andersen, Jens Kert Wagner, Martin Jonsbak Nielsen, Magnus Meulengracht, Tobias Mürsch, Martin Laustsen, Chloé Blain, Michal Kniaz, Christina Matos, Andy Minchev, Gabrielle Ubareviciute, Elin Parry
Size: 1.927 m2
Client: City of Copenhagen
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshoj
Article by Marco Rinaldi