Plans Unveiled for Copenhagen's City of Children

This week brought news that sounds closer to a fairy tale. A new preschool and daycare center in the Danish capital has been designed as a real-life Neverland for children to explore their interests in contributing to city life.

From the images and description provided by Rebecca Fleischer, the Prinsessegade Kindergarden and Youth Center, designed by COBE and NORD Architects, PK3, and engineering firm Grontmij, will be a magical place when completed in 2014. 

The analogy to a city is apt not just due to its size - it will be the largest preschool and daycare center in Denmark - but because its design is "based on the layout of a general city" and will be "equipped with its very own neighborhoods, houses, public spaces, squares, parks, a stadium, a fire station, and more." 

According to Fleischer, the goal of the competition-winning design is to "provide the tools and necessary facilities for kids who want to do absolutely anything, from conducting a musical in City Hall to creating their own menus for the restaurant. With a city tailored to practically every interest, kids can be conscientious of their future roles in both city living and their endeavors in life."

Full Story: A Real-Life Neverland: Copenhagen Builds A City For Kids!


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