With more and more Danish families choosing Copenhagen over the suburbs, the question is: what makes the Danish capital such an attractive city for families with kids?
Copenhagen-based Danish Architecture Center (DAC) explores this question with a new exhibition for children and adults. Titled ‘Kids’ City’, the exhibition has been created in collaboration with leading Danish architectural firms to shine a spotlight on how a “good city” can be experienced by both children and adults.
Kids City offers a plethora of sensory experiences with focus on successful Danish building projects and liveability in a kid-friendly format. Among the works on display are miniature versions of landmarks that characterise Copenhagen. Those looking to fully immerse themselves in the exhibition can slide down a miniature version of Bjarke Ingels’ Copenhill or explore scale with mini- and maxi-furniture in the tree house designed by COBE architectural studio. The exhibition also includes a village of giant chairs, upside down houses, squares and snake-shaped bike bridges.
The idea is that children as well as adults can play, build and burn some energy while learning about the city’s shapes, figures, sounds and scales.
“Kids’ City is in line with our ambition to open the world of architecture to an even broader audience. It is a multi-faceted and active exhibition for the entire family, where we strive to make communication about architecture more accessible. We present new views of liveabilty and the framework for the good city life, interpreted in a way that makes sense to the local residents, including children, as well as to the increasing numbers of Danish and international tourists who visit Copenhagen with a growing interest in our lifestyle,” says VP and COO of DAC, Dorthe Weinkouff Barsøe.
The exhibition opens on 7 February and ends on 10 May 2020.
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