Our proposal "One Garden, Seven Characters" reunites the fragmented site for the new H C Andersen Museum into a secret but publicly accessible garden with discrete museum pavilions. It unclutters key historical buildings, including the house where the author was born, from more recent additions. And, finally, it forms a new museum by tying garden, pavilions and historical buildings together with an expansive subterranean underworld of exhibition spaces. Each pavilion develops its distinct persona through proportions, coloration and its relation to adjacent landscape elements in the garden. The scale of the pavilions puts them in dialogue with authentic buildings on the site, including the birthplace of H C Andersen. Together, the new and the authentic begin to unfold unexpected narratives with ties to both the fairy tales and contemporary culture.
Client: The City of Odense
Size: 3.500 sq m