Hareskovby Kindergarten



  • LocationHareskovby, DK
  • ProgramKindergarten and nursery
  • ClientMunicipality of Furesø
  • YearCompetition 2017
  • CollaboratorsThing Brandt, Ingholt Consult, NOVA5

We were struck by the strong features of the landscape. The beautiful old trees and the exiting topography that provide natural divisions in the outdoor space. The nature can pique the curiousity and fantasy of the children and grown-ups and lead them to spend more time outside. So we didn’t want to ruin the garden or cut down trees. On the contrary. We ended up adding more space for the playground on the roof of the new kindergarten, and cutting holes in the roof in order to preserve the old trees. The different levels of the landscape is even preserved. They continue inside. In the wardrobe area, the levels turn an otherwise dull area into a small adventure.


Parts of the roof is cut away, and the facade is pulled back, in order to preserve the trees