If you were an ultra-fan of fairy tales as a kid, chances are you’ve encountered the “The Ugly Duckling” on your way. Maybe you have learned a lot and even met the swan in you.
These famous stories we chased after or were told before bedtime, are all created by non-other than the Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen: The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Red Shoes, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, The Little Match Girl, and Thumbelina.
More than a century after Anderson’s death, devotees of his work can get to know the author deeply and pay their respects with a visit to H.C. Andersen’s House. It is to enter his imaginary world. This house is a fairytale-inspired museum dedicated to the author.
The museum is located in Odense, where Andersen was born.
“The idea behind the architectural design resembled Andersen’s method, where a small world suddenly expands to a bigger universe,” says Kengo Kuma, the architect of the project. “The Tinderbox” seems to be Kengo and his associates’ book of choice which inspired the whole designing plan.
Therefore, exclusive architecture, lights, sound, and streaming images, has turned Hans Christian Andersen’s House into an immersive artistic space. This specifically designed site is meant to lead you into a fairy tale world.
The building will be surrounded by imaginative gardens. Hand in hand, the new building and gardens will cover nearly 9000 square meters. An exhibition will also be considered to lead visitors to Andersen’s original childhood home.