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Work completes on CEBRA-designed Children's Home of the Future, drawing on the traditional pitched-roof house
Construction has now completed on The Children’s Home of the Future, a forward-thinking 24hr care facility in Kerteminde, Denmark designed by CEBRA. The design team - which also included landscape architect PK3 and engineer Søren Jensen - took the traditional symbol for home as their starting point for the new building.   CEBRA explains: ”Whether you look at children’s drawings or a web brower’s stylised icon, at all ages we recognise and use the rectangular pitched-roof building with a chimney as a sign for ’home’. It is the visual essence of the functions it contains - both literally and symbolically.” The team coupled this pitched-roof form with the dormer motif and gave it a modern twist, turning the dormer windows upside-down and making them grow into and out of the building volume. The 1,500 sq m complex is arranged as four in

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