Copenhagen's Unusual Solution For Graffiti-Covered Building

By Meera Dolasia on January 23, 2012

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Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and largest city not only consistently makes the list for its  amazing quality of life, but also, for being one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities, dotted with lots of open spaces and parks. However, just as in any urban area, the city has its shares of vandals - In this case, graffiti artists. One particular eyesore, was the children's playground pavilion located in the city's Central park.

That was until Danish architectural firm MLRP came up with this unusual idea of turning it around it around from a drab normal building into a fun interactive structure - One that has become the pride and joy of the neighborhood!

To create Mirror Pavilion, the architects lined the elongated sides of the building with a facade made from planks of charred wood. Looming behind? All kinds of surprises from restrooms to flexible spaces that can be used for activities. To make it even more fun, the doors parallel to the facade are fitted with convex and concave polished steel sheets, so that adults and children can spend hours, enjoying their distorted images.

The two sides of the building are also encased with stainless steel sheets, that reflect the surrounding gardens and landscapes so beautifully that the building seems to meld right into the park. Come nighttime, the magical building can be covered with protective shutters and turned back into the anonymous structure, it once used to be.

The best part is, the architects and the Municipality of Copenhagen are not done yet. They are next going to work on a footbridge across the lake that will feature twisted ropes and other fun things. Also, in the works, is the makeover of another existing building into a traffic playground - A collection of colorful structures that will house a faux bakery, post office and theater for kids to play in.

Resources: gizmag.com,freshome.com

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  • horsesruleThursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    awesome!!!!!!!!!
    • cool dudeWednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:39 am
      that thing is cool how they covered th wall if the house
      • robotSunday, October 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm
        that so wierd in a cool sorta way
        • awesomenesWednesday, May 9, 2012 at 7:00 am
          coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
          • campanitaWednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm
            i like the little houses
            • campanitaWednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm
              omg
              • campanitaWednesday, March 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm
                the page is awsome and so cool
                • @hockey88_knMonday, February 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm
                  don't get???????? But Kaner rules!
                  • zeus61
                    zeus61Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm
                    wow the peson- people that made the grafitti is good
                    • jackthefamous
                      jackthefamousWednesday, February 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm
                      cool

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