COBE Architects inaugurated in 2015 the Frederiksvej Kindergarten. Instead of thinking of the kindergarten as one big building, it is seen as a structure of smaller units adapting in size and height to the different scales in the context.
Frederiksberg Kindergarten Technical Information
- Architects1-2: COBE
Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Client: City of Frederiksberg
Program: Kindergarten for 182 children, Age 0-6
Size: 1.700 m2
Status: 1st Prize in competition 2011
Project Year: 2015
Frederiksberg Kindergarten Photographs
For us, architecture is not a matter of a certain style or form, but more importantly its adaptability to the local context, its social life and its users.
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A few years back, a small daycare institution for 30 children was demolished on the site, making room for a new kindergarten with room for 6 times as many children – making it the biggest daycare institution in the Copenhagen neighborhood of Frederiksberg. Aiming for creating a safe everyday life for the children, the project consists of 11 small houses joint together with different orientations.
From the outside, the day-care institution appears as a playful village for children, but it is nonetheless coherent and efficient from the inside. The houses are small, compact, and functional in everyday life while still exciting and challenging for children.
Frederiksberg Kindergarten Plans
Frederiksberg Kindergarten Image Gallery
COBE is a progressive and contemporary community of architects that focuses on architecture and design – from buildings to public space to large-scale urban planning.
In 2005 Dan Stubbergaard and Vanessa Miriam Carlow founded COBE. The name COBE is derived from the two cities the founders are coming from – Copenhagen and Berlin. Since its establishment, COBE has gained international recognition through the realization of beautiful and innovative projects.
Today, COBE is two separate companies – one seated in Copenhagen (COBE ApS headed by Dan Stubbergaard) and one in Berlin (COBE Berlin GmbH headed by Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow).
The two offices have shared several projects in the past, and apart from developing projects individually, they continue to share and collaborate on selected projects – also in the future.
Collaborators: Preben Skaarup Landskab, Søren Jensen Rådgivende Ingeniører, Learning Spaces
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Rune Boserup, Eik Bjerregaard, Kato Hiroshi, Greta Tiedje, Jens Wagner, Claes Nilsson, Christian sander, Davide Pontoni, Agnieszka Krasuska, Agnieszka Szczepanska