Kengo Kuma & Associates-H.C.Andersen Hus Museum
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The project is to create a new building for the H.C. Andersen Museum, the garden and cultural center in the heart of the city where Andersen was born. The site is located in between the residential area with small traditional wooden houses from the middle age and the newly developed urban area in Odense.
The stories to be told here are not only in written form, but it is to be experienced and sensed through physical spaces in the museum and in the garden. There are profound messages in HC Andersen’s writing that reflect the author's life and his life journey. Andersen's work projects the duality of the opposite that surrounds us; real and imaginary, nature and manmade, human, and animal, light and dark… The opposite of the matters coexists, they are not in black and white. Our architectural design is to reflect this essence of his work in architectural and landscape form.
The museum spaces are composed of a series of circular forms that are tangent to each other like a chain. They are organized in a non-hierarchical, non centric manner. The continuous curve linear green wall expands and traces the underground space structure and defines the garden and paths above ground. It meanders and weaves in and out, above and under the ground throughout the site. In the sequence of intertwined spaces, visitors will find themselves in between outside and inside as the green wall appears and disappears. The journey of the museum would be the narrative, the elements of his work; the duality of the opposite, dissolving the boundary, will be read through spatial composition and the ambiguity.
The exhibition spaces are planned underground. The enchanting garden above ground is composed of a curve linear hedge that traces the exhibition spaces belowground. The meandering paths through the garden area are to be experienced as the extension of the museum. Here the architectural built form is diminished, and visitors would be led into the “maze” like space created by trees and leaves. The underground world is connected to the garden above through a series of sunken gardens that appears like a “hole” on the ground, a “portal” from a fairytale world to the world outside. The landscaped architecture, where elements of nature are merged with architectural elements, is what would make the experience unique.
체인처럼 박물관 내부공간은 연속된 원형으로 구성됩니다. 그리고 비계층적인 동시에 비중심적인 방식으로 조직됩니다. 녹색의 곡선은 공간을 연속시키는 연결자로 지하에서 부터 외부 테라스까지 하나의 선형으로 이루어진 패스를 구현합니다. 이는 이곳을 방문하는 방문객들에게 동선을 유도하는 안내 역활과 유연한 공간 구성을 도와줍니다.