Dato 08.12.22 |
Rikke Friis

Photo: Hampus Berndtson

In Randers, between country and city, lies Myretuen “anthill”; a small wooden building with great value for the local community. The house was build based on the resident's wish for more proximity to nature in Nordre Fælled and got its name from the area's many ant communities.

Myretuen is a house with great social strength. The project was launched with a user involvement process, where more than 400 local children and adults contributed ideas and wishes for the area. Students from Randers Produktionshøjskole also participated in the process, and together with local craftsmen, they have been responsible for building the house. The extensive involvement of local citizens has meant that significantly more users now use the area than before. The house has become an attractive gathering place for nature communication and accommodation for both institutions, walking clubs, associations, and locals of all age groups.

"The small building is experienced as welcoming for visitors of all age groups, and together with wooden path systems that point out into nature, the sitting stairs and a number of smaller elements, it invites play, learning and activity on the edge of nature." Randers Municipality's Architecture Award, 2019

Myretuen is made of wood, which adds warmth and robustness to the house, and the raw material also makes the building blend in with its natural surroundings. Both inside and outside, Myretuen has a large staircase that invites you to stay and various activities. Here, you can take a midday nap, eat packed lunches, and drink coffee. Inside, the house has also been given a large wooden shelf, where visitors can display the things they find in the surrounding nature. Depending on the season and the activities that take place in the house, the bookcase will change its expression and reveal what the guests have experienced.

Myretuen, Leth & Gori