The new H.C. Andersen museum designed by Kengo Kuma opens on June 30th

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Exhibition design.- EVENT Communications Ltd., London. Landscape design.- MASU Planning. Architect of Record.- C & W Arkitekter. Engineering design.- Søren Jensen. Consultant architect.- CORNELIUS VÖGE.
The A.P. Møller Foundation has contributed 258 million DKK, the Augustinus Foundation with 27 million DKK, Knud Højgaards Fond with 4 million DKK and Nordea-fonden with 4.7 million DKK.
Museum area (two-thirds underground).- 5,600 sqm. Garden area.- 7,000 sqm. Total area.- 9,000 sqm.
DKK 390 million. (€ 52,450,372).
Competition.- 2016. Design.- 2017. Opening date.- June 30th, 2021.
Hans Jensens Stræde 45, 5000 Odense, Denmark.
H.C. Andersen’s Hus.


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).



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