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ADDITIONAL MATERIALSketch proposal
In 2002, Sophus Søbye Architects asked Kollision and Morten Gregersen (now partner at NORD Architects) to assist in the proposal for Aunt Andantes house in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Earlier Kollision had made a series of sketches for a project called Architecture for Kids based on ideas by Benedicte Riis, who was also behind the Aunt Andante project. The idea was to get support from Realdania and the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities to realise the project.
A BUILDING FOR KIDS
The building is structured around a series of games and rituals that are part of Aunt Andante universe. The building was not rationally organized in relation to an adult flow, but was aimed at creating shortcuts, quirky looks and mixtures of different spaces that children could use in their play.
CONCEPT AND ACTIVITIES
Stairs with different slopes creates a varied flowed up and down through the house around the rotunda, which served as the building’s rendezvous and theatre. The building was located on a slope, which was also accessible by stairs, connecting to the building. Landscape and building blended together, so the roof could be accessed from the terrace on the first floor, and from the ground at the rear. The building also included a day care centre, which would make use of the outdoor area including vegetable gardens, fruit trees, water areas, and an ice rink in winter.