The Ama’r Children’s Culture House in Copenhagen is a mountain-shaped cultural center designed by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter and Nøhr and Sigsgaard Arkitekter. The team created a fun and flexible space where kids can explore their creativity and practice their motor skills.
The center occupies a corner lot in Copenhagen surrounded by residential buildings of varying heights. It takes visual cues from the neighboring brownstones and redefines their uniform fenestration. The charming, child-like allusion to the building’s surroundings is further emphasized by extending the lines of the existing buildings and gradually lowering the roof line to allow the sunlight to reach the neighboring courtyard.
Inside, the architects created myriad spaces where kids can play and socialize. Custom-made furniture and mountain-like organization allow for a range of spatial experiences and are meant to support creativity and active participation.
Lead photo by Jens Lindhe