Public Facility

Skanderborggade Day Care Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

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The Skanderborggade/Krausevej block consists of dense 5 and a half storey buildings encompassing a courtyard, which in this case is particularly narrow. As a consequence of this the courtyard receives little or almost no sunlight.

The district zoning plan mandated institutional buildings of no more than one storey. In order to fulfill the requirement for an outdoor area equal to that of the built area, it was thus a prerequisite that the outdoor areas had to in large part be placed on the roof.

The building design is the result of the planning regulations and authorities and the call for the greatest possible connection between the outdoor areas of the ground and roof plans, and taking optimal advantage of site's sun orientation. The building consists of two planes which extend to the boundaries of the site. One plane forms the ground terrain plane covering the contaminated ground, a second forms the roof.

Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Client:  Department of Labour & Family City of Copenhagen
Affairs Engineer: Jørn Tækker A/S
Contractor: NCC Brøndby
Photographs: Jens Markus Lindhe