dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI: marthagaarden day care center
dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI: marthagaarden day care center dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI: marthagaarden day care center
oct 18, 2011

dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI: marthagaarden day care center

‘marthagaarden day care centrer’ by dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI architects, frederiksberg, copenhagenimages courtesy of dorte mandrup arkitekter + LETH & GORI architects




danish practices dorte mandrup arkitekter and LETH & GORI architects in collaboration with marianne levinsen landscape, henrik larsen and jørgen nielsen engineers have proposed the winning design for the ‘marthagården day care center’ in frederiksberg, copenhagen. positioned amidst two existing villas and a garden, this small scale masterplan creates a protected environment for children to play, learn and relax. indoor and outdoor spaces contain diverse atmospheres which maintain the original qualities of the site and support the physical and educational development of the children.


rich in character and identity, areas including an accessible sunken courtyard and rooftop playground placed at different elevations are woven into a singular experience. a series of underground passages preserve the established identity of the complex while providing connections between the historic structures. integrating architecture, design, nature and technology, the design produces a safe and inclusive communal place for visitors.

aerial view of complex

aerial view

aerial view

site plan


exploded axonometric drawing



project info:


team: dorte mandrup arkitekter [full-service consultant], leth & gori architects, marianne levinsen landskab, henrik larsen rådgivende ingeniørfirma og jørgen nielsen rådgivende ingeniører competition: municipality of frederiksberg and diakonisse stiftelsen client: frederiksberg ejendomme og diakonissestiftelsen location: peter bangsvej 10-12, 2000 frederiksberg sustainability: meets the energy class 2015 requirements completion: summer of the 2013 size: existing buildings approx.750m2 and a new building approx. 350m2 total area: 1100 sqm

  • Interesting contrast between this one and the one earlier in the week: Paul le Quernec + Michel Grasso’s Nursery in Sarreguemines. They are both true to their individual design characteristics. I like the use of the roof in the modern design; would like to see curved paths from the roof, to enable the disabled and cyclists to be able to negotiate the space d:-)

    Jetwax says:

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