Kengo Kuma-designed Hans Christian Andersen House opens in city of Odense
JP Lennard
JP Lennard
JP Lennard
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
New Collaborative Learning
£24,100 - £26,264 FTE
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Lake District National Park
c£20,500pa + pension + great benefits
Brockhole on Windermere, Lake District
star job
Halo Leisure
£49,298.88pa + pension+ benefits
Leominister / hybrid working
star job
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
£24,303pa + annual performance reward + benefits
Ilford, London
Edinburgh Leisure
£33,513 - £37,236pa
Edinburgh

Kengo Kuma-designed Hans Christian Andersen House opens in city of Odense

The new H.C. Andersen House has opened its doors to visitors in the Danish city of Odense
The attraction was designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma
The new attraction aims to break new ground in its combination of site and collection interpretation with immersive theatre
The exhibition spaces have been designed in partnership by UK-based Event Communications and 12 selected artists from around the world
Job opportunities
Gulliver's Theme Park
location: Warrington, Milton Keynes, Matlock Bath and Rother Valley., United Kingdom
The Bournemouth Pier / Rock Reef Ltd
Competitive DOE
location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Lake District National Park
c£20,500pa + pension + great benefits
location: Brockhole on Windermere, Lake District, United Kingdom
more jobs

The new H.C. Andersen House, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has opened its doors to visitors in the Danish city of Odense.

Dedicated to the life of the celebrated author – famous for his fairytales, such as the Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling – the US$62m visitor attraction consists of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

The attraction is located on the site of Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense, which first opened as a museum in 1908.

As part of a Denmark-wide initiative to expand the country’s cultural tourism offer, the City of Odense embarked on a project to transform the museum into a flagship tourist attraction, harnessing the worldwide appeal of Andersen’s stories.

The new attraction aims to break new ground in its combination of site and collection interpretation with immersive theatre, bringing visitors into a new appreciation of Andersen’s creative output and celebrating his imagination.

It has a floor space of 5,600sq m – two-thirds of which is underground, creating a "magical garden space" in the centre of Odense.

Inside, visitors navigate a series of immersive chambers, trails and interactive exhibits that bring the master storyteller’s tales to life.

The exhibition spaces have been designed in partnership by UK-based Event Communications and 12 selected artists from around the world.

The common denominator for all the contributing artists – which include Brazilian installation artist Henrique Oliveira, British puppet-maker Andy Gent and Danish scriptwriter Kim Fupz Aakeson – is that their art in one way or another is associated with the art of Hans Christian Andersen.

Henrik Lübker, creative director of H.C. Andersen’s House, said: "We've identified artists that correspond with Andersen’s universe and its core values.

"In that sense, the ambition has been to create art, which exists on its own terms, while simultaneously fitting into the overall project: Creating an H.C. Andersen’s House in which landscape, architecture, exhibitions, design and art all melt together to form a coherent experience.

"The audience can expect to go on a journey and enter into a world in which humor and play are at least as important as answers and truth.

"They experience a world in which you step into surrealistic game shows or get thrown around by the elements as if you were a tin soldier. A world where you are at the bottom of the ocean looking up, looking out, at a different world as a little mermaid or endure the same terrible things the ugly duckling had to.

"The audience can expect a world that is for all ages and times. For families and the individual."

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The new H.C. Andersen House, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, has opened its doors to visitors in the Danish city of Odense.
CLD,VAT,HAM,ARC,DES
2021/THUMB348056_486145_693843.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,656
17 May 2022
A young girl has died following an incident at the David Lloyd gym at Capability Green, Luton. According to the BBC, police were called to ... More
17 May 2022
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will ... More
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The ... More
13 May 2022
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a ... More
11 May 2022
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle. Tegelaars founded the Cannons Group in ... More
11 May 2022
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market ... More
ukactive
ukactive
10 May 2022
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity ... More
10 May 2022
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. ... More
10 May 2022
A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has ... More
09 May 2022
How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness attitudes of 'energy sobriety' to reduce CO2 emissions? These are ... More
06 May 2022
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels. Diabetes not only ... More
06 May 2022
Altis, an artificial intelligence-based personal trainer solution, has secured more than US$3m worth of financing, bringing the total investments made in the fit tech brand ... More
Les Mills
Les Mills
05 May 2022
Members of the United States Congress and Washington DC staff are competing against each other in this year’s Congressional Physical Activity Challenge. The annual event ... More
04 May 2022
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along with London studio Sweat It which it bought from liquidators ... More
03 May 2022
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five in France, eight in the Netherlands, two in Belgium and ... More
1 - 15 of 43,656
JP Lennard
JP Lennard