Grønnegården Children’s House

Dato 12.12.22 |
Rikke Friis

Photo: Jens Markus Lindhe

In Søborg, the old Grønnegård from the 19th century has been joined by a new children's house with kindergarten and nursery. The building is Swan-labelled and described by Gladsaxe Municipality as Denmark's first CO2-neutral children's house.

Grønnegården Children's House mirrors the old neighboring farm and creates a visual connection between the buildings, so that the qualities of the historic Grønnegården come to the fore. The colors for the children's house draw inspiration from the existing buildings and build a bridge between new and old. Together with the raw wooden cladding, the colors create a homely and warm atmosphere and at the same time help to stimulate the children in their development.

"The architecture of the new building is based on the old buildings, so that together they form a new whole across age. The new revitalizes the old and gives it added value." Ebbe Wæhrens, BBP Arkitekter, 2022

With its wooden construction, wood fiber insulation and wooden cladding both outside and inside, the new children's house achieves a low climate impact, and becomes one large CO2 storage, due to the wood's ability to absorb and store carbon. In addition, it has been ensured that the same number of trees have been planted as were used for the construction, to compensate and reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In addition to wood, recycled bricks from old buildings are used as primary building materials. Cement-free lime mortar has been used when building the walls, so that the bricks can be taken apart again and reused once more.

Grønnegården Children’s House, BBP Arkitekter and Thing Brandt Landskab