The middle of this playground in Copenhagen used to be marred by a sad, anonymous, graffiti-covered structure. Now, however, MLRP Architects have transformed it into Mirror House, an inviting reflective building as part of Copenhagen’s new Interactive Playground Project.
The minimalist structure is a 140 square meter shuttered pavilion that’s clad in heat-treated dark wood. Yet, the gabled ends and the insides of the shutters are covered in bent mirrors of stainless steel. At night the shutters are closed, blending the pavilion into the darkness. During the day, the building opens up, creating a sympathetic transition between architecture and landscape, which also just happens to occupy children for long periods of time.