Copenhagen Kindergarten, Danish Nursery School, Nørrebro Architecture, Architect, Images
Copenhagen Education Building in Nørrebro, Denmark – design by COBE, Architects
page updated 30 Sep 2016 with new photos
Nørrebro Kindergarten Building
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten Building in Copenhagen
Location: Edith Rodes Vej, Nørrebro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Delightful new daycare center building with curved corners, lush roof gardens and a special brick facade that gives the building a warm modern feel.
Approached from the south, the cladding works with the context of warm brick:
Retention of the large mature deciduous tree is crucial to this lovely building design:
The orange colour gives the architecture a vibrant feel, the nursery school becomes a beacon in this area:
A simple vertical fin cladding provides so much interest and energy to the facade, especially on the corners and also in sunshine (we revisited on a cloudy day and obviously the effect was less striking):
Detail of the corner on the north west side of the building, sweeping curves create delight.
Relationship of building to street, hard in places, stepping back in others:
Building and fence combine to form an integral enclosure, protecting the play area:
Nature in the city needs protection and celebration, the architects follow this positive approach:
Adrian Welch, architect, Editor.
6 Oct 2014
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten Copenhagen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
The project for Forfatterhuset Kindergarten is the result of an invited competition.
Danish architects COBE have completed a new daycare center in Copenhagen with curved corners, lush roof gardens and a special brick facade that gives the building a warm modern feel and at the same time reflects its historic surroundings.
Five small houses with a unique brick cladding and green roofs and roof gardens create the framework for Copenhagen’s new kindergarten. The kindergarten opened its doors in July 2014 and is the result of a competition held in 2012 won by Danish architects COBE in collaboration with PK3 landscape architects and D.A.I. engineers.
”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. 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,” says Dan Stubbergaard, Founder and Creative Director of COBE.
Dan Stubbergaard continues: “It is a sensitive art adding new to old in a historic area. First of all we wanted to understand the area’s characteristics and then we wanted to strengthen it but at the same time create something new and contrasting.
The facade of the kindergarten is for example a clear reference to the area’s red brick buildings. 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.
Besides being the building’s envelope, the facade thus works as a fence for the playground, protection at the roof tops and solar screening in front of the windows. The facade gives a uniform expression and at the same time creates a modern interpretation and coherence with the area.” He continues: “The goal was to create a house that not only understands and shows consideration for its surroundings, but also contributes something radically new and different.”
The kindergarten consists of five small houses in one to three floors – all with green roofs and roof gardens. From the outside the kindergarten appears as a village for children, but from the inside it is coherent and efficient. This helps to create a place that is small, compact and exciting for children as well as functional and flexible in everyday life.
The kindergarten opened its doors in July 2014 and now houses 160 children aged 0-6 years.
Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj and Adam Mørk
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten in Copenhagen images / information from COBE
picture from architects
Forfatterhuset Kindergarten Building design by ETH & GORI + EMA [Erik Møller Architects]
Website: Nørrebro location
Edith Rodes Vej 2, 2200 København N, Denmark
forfatterhuset.kk.dk +45 33 66 16 00
Location: Edith Rodes Vej 2, 2200 København N, Denmark, northern Europe
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