These rooms provide the framework for ARKEN TEACHING’s work with the many children and young people who visit ARKEN – both institutions and those who visit privately.
ARKEN CREATIVE is situated in one of the museum’s previously uncovered atria. The rooms are placed like a box in the atrium, a room within the room, still leaving an open space between the rooms and a part of the museum. The walls curve slightly and are placed like a wedge with the thin end pointing towards the entrance, while the thick end, with a big glass wall, opens up towards a small atrium next to the café.
Inside, CREATIVE is divided into three zones by two red boxes. Apart from the boxes, the colours are kept in the same grey tones as the original museum building.
The materials in the room too are kept in the same style as the original building: The floor is made from glazed concrete, and the walls are concrete.
The division into zones considers the young visitors’ different needs for contemplation and expression, depending on the activity they are participating in. At one end is a digital lab with laptops and big screen. At the other is room for creative workshops of various kinds. The middle zone is used for teachers’ courses, weekend workshops etc., and contains an interactive board, worktables and a reading corner.