Prinsessegade Kindergarten and Youth Club will be the largest daycare center in all of Denmark hosting 710 children, aged 0-18. It presents a big challenge; how to avoid creating a daycare factory when building an institution for so many users. Therefore, the daycare center in Prinsessegade will be a city for kids. The design is not just one huge building, but rather a cluster of many small, varied buildings grouped around two central streets connecting to the surrounding city. And like Copenhagen, it has different neighborhoods, houses, public spaces, squares and parks - it even has a city hall, a fire station, a restaurant, a stadium, a factory and a golden ball sports cage on the roof.
Team: Architects: COBE and NORD Architects Copenhagen Landscape architects: PK3 BOGL Engineers: Sweco Contractors: Jakon