A place for children of all ages BørnekulturhusAma’r has been a complex project in many ways, involving a long construction process. However, it was worth it resulting in a magnificent building which encourages children’s play and discovery among its unusual shapes, spaces and rooms.
Gravity has been put to the test in the first children’s cultural centre on Amager, where nothing is as you would expect – perhaps because children have been asked to make suggestions for its interior! DorteMandrup Architects, in cooperation with Nøhr&Sigsgaard Architects, found solutions for the creative and technical challenges which the building’s brief required. Troldtekt panels have been used on all ceilings – including the flower meadow, which has been printed on the Troldtekt panels. The meadow is upside down together with a couple of Martians (also upside down). The building’s very complicated structural shape is reflected in the sloping ceilings, which add good acoustics in all the rooms.
Designed for different activities Architecturally, the children’s culture centre is very unified with a unique identity, while containing a myriad of flexible and connected rooms of varying size.
“It has been important while designing the centre’s many different rooms to ensure that they are mutually connected visually and linked by the dynamic ceilings and wall surfaces,” says Anders Brink, architect at DorteMandrup.
Architects. The children’s culture centre offers daily workshops and events open to all children so therefore the rooms have been designed to cater for changing functions and activities and the materials used are durable and sustainable.