House of Fairytales

Odense City Museums wish to create a Hans Christian Andersen House of Fairytales with a surrounding garden that invites people into the writer’s fairytale world and serves as a distinct landmark in Odense.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open
Genre Housing, Landscape
Country Denmark
Registration Deadline 29 November 2013 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 29 November 2013 (Must be Recieved)
Eligibility The competition is open to everyone, but is particularly aimed at multidisciplinary teams of architects, exhibi- tion designers, culture mediators, landscape archtitects, ideas and design professionals, artists and others from similar professions.

Description
Odense City Museums wish to create a Hans Christian Andersen House of Fairytales with a surrounding garden that invites people into the writer’s fairytale world and serves as a distinct landmark in Odense. It will be an at- traction that could be created nowhere else in the world, as it is located at the exact spot where the great poet was born. The site where the House of Fairytales and garden are to be situated has a unique authenticity that people from all over the world come to experience in large num- bers. The uniqueness of the place and the special atmos- phere associated with being where Hans Christian An- dersen was born should be reflected and articulated in the building and the garden. The venue should be of iconic significance in passing on the stories of one of the world’s greatest poets from generation to generation, just as it should be a place where Hans Christian Andersen himself is remembered and honoured.

Jury
Jørgen Clausen, chief executive, City of Odense (chair)
Mayor, City of Odense
Deputy Mayor, Department of Culture and Urban Development, City of Odense
Stefan Birkebjerg Andersen, CEO, City of Odense
Hans Peter Svendler, executive director, Realdania
Lars Autrup, project manager, Realdania
Torben Grøngaard Jeppesen, museum director, Odense City Museums
Asger Halling Lorentzen, head of communication and strategies, Odense City Museums
Johannes Nørregaard Frandsen, professor, Univer- sity of Southern Denmark (Hans Christian Andersen Centre / Department for the Study of Culture)
Christian Have, creative director, Have Kommunika- tion, specialist jury member appointed by Odense City Museums
Signe Cold, architect MAA, owner of Entasis, design professional appointed by the Danish Architects’ Association
Hanne Bat, architect MAA MDL, owner of Hanne Bat Landskab, design professional appointed by the Dan- ish Architects’ Association

Prize
The total prize amount that the jury can distribute is EUR 100,000. The jury reserves the right not to distribute the full amount and will award prizes on the basis of the num- ber and quality of the entries submitted.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Announcement of result: March 2014

Organizer
Odense City Museums in collaboration with the City of Odense, in accordance with the provisions of EU Directive 2004/18/EC (the Procurement Directive)

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