New H. C. Andersen Museum in Odense

New Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense

10/7/2019
Photo: Kengo Kuma, Cornelius Voge & MASU Planning

Odense, the birth town of Denmark’s famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, will become home to a new Hans Christian Andersen Museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

The museum will also be the new location of the Tinderbox children’s centre that is themed around Andersen’s fairytales.

The new museum will be located close to Andersen’s childhood home in an area of Odense that has newly undergone urban redevelopment to reduce motor traffic and recreate the historic centre, while adding new and exciting developments. The museum, constructed as wooden concentric circles, will feature a landscaped enchanted garden complete with fairytale maze.

Read more about the new museum in ArchDaily magazine, DeZeen magazine and Designboom magazine

What: Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Where: Møntestræde 1, Odense

When: 2021