All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions

Mirror House / MLRP

Mirror House / MLRP

© Laura Stamer © Laura Stamer © Laura Stamer © Laura Stamer + 18

Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Architects: MLRP ; Engineers: Grontmij A/S
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011
  • Photographs Photographs:  Laura Stamer

Text description provided by the architects. Funhouse mirrors are mounted on the gabled ends of this playground pavilion in Copenhagen, as well as behind the doors. This engages a play with perspective, reflection and tranformation. Instead of a typical closed gable facade, the mirrored gables creates a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity.

© Laura Stamer
© Laura Stamer

Windows and doors are integrated in the wood-clad facade behind facade shutters with varied bent mirror panel effects. At night the shutters are closed making the building anonymous. During the day the building opens up, attracting the children who enjoy seeing themselves transformed in all directions.

© Laura Stamer
© Laura Stamer

With simple means it has succeeded to transform an existing, sad and anonymous building to a unique and respectful installation in the newly renovated park.

floor plan
floor plan

The roof and facade is clad with heat-modified wood and the gables and shutters are clad with mirror polished stainless steel. The Mirror House is a flexible space and restrooms, used by kindergarden classes.

© Laura Stamer
© Laura Stamer

Project gallery

See all Show less

Project location

Address: Fælledparken (Central Park), Corner of Blegdamsvej/Frederik V vej, Copenhagen, Denmark

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Mirror House / MLRP" 18 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/200735/mirror-house-mlrp/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.