Duality of opposites. H.C. Andersen museum by Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Kengo Kuma & Associates. Partner In Charge Of Design.- Yuki Ikeguchi. Project Architect.- Nicolas Guichard.
Engineering Design.- Søren Jensen Engineering Consultants A/S.
Landscape Design.- MASU Planning.
Founding.- A.P. Møller Fonden, Augustinus Fonden / Knud Højgaards Fond, Nordea Fonden.
Consultant Untill January 2020.- Cornelius Vöge.
Executive Architects.- C&W architect.
Lighting Design.- Jesper Kongshaug.
Exhibition Designer.- EVENT Communication.
Ower and user
Odense Kommune / Odense Bys Museer.
Museum area (two-thirds underground).- 5,600 m².
Garden area.- 7,000 m².
Total area.- 9,000 m².
Opening.- Summer 2021.
Hans Jensens Stræde 45, 5000 Odense, Denmark.
Total construction costs.- DKK 390 million.


Kengo Kuma was born in Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan) in 1954. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo, finishing his degree in 1979. In 1987, he opened the "Spatial Design Studio". In 1990 he founded "Kengo Kuma & Associates" and extend the study to Europe (Paris, France) in 2008. Since 1985 and until 2009, has taught as visiting professor and holder at the universities of Columbia, Keio, Illinois and Tokyo.

Main Awards:

· 2011 The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Art Encouragement Prize for "Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum."
· 2010 Mainichi Art Award for “Nezu Museum.”
· 2009 "Decoration Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (France).
· 2008 Energy Performance + Architecture Award (France). Bois Magazine International Wood Architecture Award (France).
· 2002 Spirit of Nature Wood Architecture Award (Finland).
· 2001 Togo Murano Award for “Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum.”
· 1997 Architectural Institute of Japan Award for “Noh Stage in the Forest”. First Place, AIA DuPONT Benedictus Award for “Water/Glass” (USA).

JUNG 2023



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