Our 2nd Prize winning entry "One Garden, Seven Characters" reunites the fragmented site for the new H C Andersen Museum into a secret but publicly accessible garden with discrete museum pavilions. It unclutters key historical buildings from more recent additions. And, finally, it forms a new museum by tying garden, pavilions and historical buildings together with an expansive subterranean underworld of exhibition spaces. Each pavilion develops its distinct persona through proportions, coloration and its relation to adjacent landscape elements in the garden. The scale of the pavilions puts them in dialogue with authentic buildings on the site, including the birthplace of H C Andersen. Together, the new and the authentic begin to unfold unexpected narratives with ties to both the fairy tales and contemporary culture.
The open, international ideas competition for the new H C Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark attracted 475 entries from architects in 57 countries around the world.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Odense, DK
Additional Credits: Team: Daniel Norell, Einar Rodhe, Aron Fidjeland, Axel Wolgers