Fortællingernes Hus

A house of stories in Vesterbro, Copenhagen

More Info


The Fortællingernes Hus acts as a public condenser, in which multiplicity is used to create unity on multiple levels. Thereby it aims to prevent polarisation and stimulate social mixing in Vesterbro (Copenhagen); a neighbourhood that has been in the process of gentrification. More specifically, it aims to ensure that the benefits of economic growth will be shared by both the original and the new inhabitants of the neighbourhood.

In order to do so, the building is embedded in its direct urban context and the intrinsic qualities of the project site are emphasised. Formal and informal ways of storytelling are combined in curiosity evoking architecture; to make boundaries fade and stimulate its users to interact and inspire each other.