The Fairytale of Mærsk (2016)
The Fairytale of Maersk
Designed sound for 9 minute animation created by Asbjørn Lund.
Written, Illustrated and Produced by Asbjørn Lund
Animated by Rune Søgaard
Sound Design by Jung In Jung
Read by John Varker
The project encapsulates a retrospective proposal for Danish shipping magnate Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller. How a sustainable legacy could have been created in the heart of Copenhagen as an alternative to Maersk’s donation of the Copenhagen Opera House which was built in 2000.
As an experiment the work uses H. C. Andersen’s fairy tale The Nightingale as an architectural tool for discovering unknown potential. The process describes the development of a climate adaptation strategy as an attempt to protect Danish core values such as social security.