Hans Christian Andersen Museum
Making stories come true – with timber
Japanese star architect, Kengo Kuma, who also designed the Olympic Stadium In Tokyo, is known for his efforts to replace concrete with alternative materials. It was therefore not surprising that he uses mainly timber in the new building of the H.C. Andersen Museum to give this fairytale landscape the perfect shape.
A museum made of timber and glass
The timber construction was inspired by historical half-timbered houses. On different levels with several circular buildings, a theme park was created in the middle of the old town, where visitors from all over the world can be enchanted. The timber and glass façades are traditional and modern at the same time.
The museum was embedded in a large "magical" garden, thereby making the settings of Andersen's tales come to life.
- Odense (DK)
- City of Odense with the support of the AP Moeller Foundation (Maersk Logistics)
- Kengo Kuma, Japan
- Museum area
- 6,000 m²
- Total construction cost
- 50 million euros
- June 2021