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Take a look inside Kengo Kuma’s newly-opened Hans Christian Andersen Museum

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One of Denmark’s most highly publicized cultural projects has now officially begun its public operation after being previously inaugurated in a soft opening last June.

Set amongst a massive new public park that opened earlier in the fall, Kengo Kuma and Associates’ design for the new H.C.Andersen Hus museum in Odense is a “fantasy world” of interconnected circular forms which give shape to the museum’s more than 60,000 square feet of education centers and subterranean exhibition space.

Take a look inside Kengo Kuma's newly-opened Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Take a look inside Kengo Kuma's newly-opened Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

Visitors can experience the physical dualities endemic in the architecture and inspired by classic Andersen tales like The Tinderbox and The Little Mermaid. After entering through an extension of the writer’s adjacent birth home, they begin their journey on the timber-clad upper level and descend into an unraveling underground labyrinth containing a “unique artistic experience” designed by Event Communications dotted with evocative commissi…

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