A new competition has been announced to design a garden. However, after some research, I found out this is no ordinary garden.
The international ideas competition comes from the Hans Christian Andersen House of Fairy Tales in Odense, Denmark.
“The vision behind the creation of a House of Fairytales with a fairytale garden is to devise an original concept that is clearly based on the fairytales and on the history and potential of the place in terms of spatial design and in terms of the presentation of information, both of which should be of current relevance just as the fairytales are,” according to the competition brief.
The competition is seeking unique designs from industry professionals.
The winning design will take home 100,000 euros (or $133,490).
For a man who wrote The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and the Princess and the Pea (and much more), this is a beautiful idea.
I can’t think of a better way to honor someone as influential as Hans Christian Andersen than creating a new fairytale garden.
The idea might seem a bit outlandish and surreal, but it’s a great way for industry professionals to showcase work for a good cause.