Children's House Dragen
Won after prequalification. 2008
Arkitekt m.a.a. Torry Fax
Tækker Rådgivende ingeniører
C.F. Møller Architects
C.F. Møller Landscape
Lene Barnkob Kaas
- Odense Municipality Architecture Award. 2010
- Won after prequalification. 2008
The low energy consumption is achieved via increased insulation, dense constructions, well-regulated ventilation and highly efficient heat recycling. The building is so well insulated that the children's activities can cause the temperature in the rooms to rise.
The actual construction process was carried out in as sustainable a manner as possible. Environmentally harmful materials were rejected, while the energy consumption involved in the building process was minimised by utilising prefabricated elements with brief assembly times.
The fundamental architectural concept is a simple and clear geometric form on two levels, with the children's areas located in the best-lit southern end. The two levels are linked by staircases and ramps which accord with the geometry of the architecture, but are also designed to stimulate and challenge the children's senses and motor skills.