On August 27th and 28th 2014, an international press delegation toured Aarhus and the Central Denmark Region to learn more about Danish architecture.
Participants experienced how we, through architecture and design, seek to promote play and learning at different levels of education – and they visited kindergartens, schools, colleges, universities and more.
Two Hundred Years of Play and Learning
Selecting the theme Play and learning, we participated in the celebration of two hundred years anniversary of the introduction of compulsory education in the Danish school system. The tour, however, featured much more than just schools: The international journalists started out in the town of Billund – famous for Legoland – and were presented to the idea of Billund as the Capital of Children.
They also went to a number of other places including the new large multimedia house in Aarhus, DOKK1, where participating companies presented the selected projects. Finally, the tour offered a chance to meet the Mayor of Aarhus, Mr Jakob Bundgaard, and to participate in speed-dating sessions between companies and journalists.
The press visit was arranged in collaboration with Dansk Ark and DANISH, and took place from the 27th till the 28th of August 2014, and ended with a gala reception and opening of the Aarhus Festival.
AART Architects, Architect Kristine Jensens Tegnestue, Arkitema, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, Capital of Children, CEBRA, C.F. Møller, CUBO Arkitekter A/S, Friis & Moltke, GPP Architects A/S, Henning Larsen Architects, Hotel Koldingfjord, Hub for Play and Learning, Kjær & Richter, Møller & Grønborg, Raum3, RULL, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Schønherr A/S, Sleth, We Make Space, Årstiderne Arkitekter – as well as Billund Municipality and Aarhus Municipality.