Born out of enthusiasm and compassion, SMILET represents a collaboration between the foundation SMILfonden and Rigshospitalet, the Danish national hospital. It has resulted in a healing, creative workshop that welcomes children of all ages with serious or chronic illnesses, with Dinesen wood enhancing the therapeutic nature of the surroundings.
Contractor: CC Gruppen
Architects: SMO and COBE
Furniture design: Design Studies
SMILET opening hours:
Monday – Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
Wednesday – Thursday: Noon to 7 pm
With the support of various foundations and private contributors, SMILET is the first workshop of its kind in a hospital setting and provides a safe haven for living, playing, creating, and forgetting in an everyday life often permeated by illness.
Architect Sune Fisker Mogensen of SMO created the workshop’s inspiring surroundings. In collaboration with COBE and CC Gruppen, he developed a space filled with warmth, closeness and room for creative expression.
Dinesen donated the wood and solid oak flooring that helps provide a space that allows children and young people admitted to Rigshospitalet to forget their vulnerability for a while.