Open Platform


Type: Kindergarten, Nursery
Client: Municipality of Furesø
Architect: NOVA5*
Landscape: Thing Brandt
Engineer: Ingholt Consult
Contractor: Daurehøj Erhvervsbyg
Status: Competition 2017

When we first saw this site, we were struck by the strong features of the landscape. The beautiful old trees and the exiting topography provide natural divisions in the outdoor space. At the same time, the nature can pique the curiousity and fantasy of the children and grown-ups and lead them to spend more time outside. In the interior, we continue the landscape in the wardrobe area, where different levels turn an otherwise dull area into a small adventure.


NLP: Project Leader/Originator concept and design, hands-on production.
JDP: Co-responsible for Prequalification and Tender. Responsible for communication, Team coordinator/facilitator, hands-on production.

In 2016, OP-partners Jennifer Dahm Petersen [JDP] and Niels Lund Petersen [NLP] entered NOVA5 as Associate Partners. In January 2018, they became formal Partners, Owners, Members of the Board and Everyday Leaders.

JDP, Communications Partner, was part of the acquisitions and new-bizz team. Besides coordinating and facilitating competition teams including idea-generation and feedback, she was responsible for communicating the company values and projects in media, presentations, lectures, conferences and workshops.

NLP, Creative Partner, was responsible for Competitions and New Development. Besides originating ideas, concepts and designs for new built projects, he was involved in several renewal projects and client consultancy. Among the winning schemes that NLP lead and originated are: New Elsinore Stadium, Dalby School, Havdrup Children's House.

Where JDP's/NLP's roles are not specified, the projects concerned were started/completed and carried out by staff or other partners and followed from the sidelines by JDP's/NLP in their partner period January 2016 to July 2019. Upon its relaunch October 2019, the OP team includes the following former NOVA5 people: Anders Dragheim, Founding Partner [AD], Kristine Lorenzen, Office Manager [KL], Peter Theibel, Business Developer [PT], Lotte Randeris, Project Leader [LR], Jon Frydenholm-Vad, Project Architect [JF]. Credited when relevant.