Christiansen And Andersen Create A Pavilion Of Wooden Walkways In Copenhagen’s Castle Grounds

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Conceived as a Danish substitute to London’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, this ring-shaped wooden structure supplies a temporary events room in the leafy grounds of Copenhagen’s Rosenborg Castle .

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Made by Danish architects Mikkel Kjærgård Christiansen and Jesper Kort Andersen, the Close to Pavilion will be employed to host music, theatre and story-telling events in the King’s Gardens, which surround the 17th-century castle.

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Christiansen and Andersen won a competition run by the Danish Architects Asssociation to layout the structure, which is meant to be Denmark’s edition of the annual temporary pavilions produced by architects for the Serpentine Gallery in London and MoMA PS1 in New York.

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The building was constructed by carpenter apprentices from the local technical college, employing batons of Nordic pine to assist the structure to feel at residence amongst the close by trees.

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Its round plan references the meticulous geometric layout of the lawns, hedges and flower beds in the surrounding gardens.


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The circular cutout in the centre frames a round patch of grass used for performances and demonstrations, as well as providing a lunch spot for picnickers.

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“It is inspired by the walk along the alleys and the skyline of the Rosenborg Castle,” Christiansen and Andersen told Dezeen.

“The actual circular reduce of the pavilion gives an element playfully relating to the really geometrical framework of the garden.”

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A pair of decked walkways wind all around the outer edge of the framework under the shelter of a sloping roof. This roof is produced up from strips of pine and can be noticed above the box hedges of the adjacent gardens.

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The floors of the walkways gently rise and fall, dipping at four points to signify “the corners of the world”. Ramps lead up from the ground at these points, then drop back down into the central courtyard.

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“The pavilion bows down, supplying a long step for coming into,” explained the architects. “When inside the pavilion, one particular can nonetheless see glimpses of the backyard outside, but is at the identical time encapsulated in a impressive area.”

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Snippets of the surrounding gardens can be noticed by way of the slatted walls from this central lawn.

“The trees in the backyard generate a rhythm with the poetic light glimpsed by way of the wooden structures of the pavilion, and the scent of wood, grass and summertime air unite in a spatial expertise like no other,” said the architects.

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The competitors to layout the pavilion launched in 2014, and was open to all members of the Danish Architects Association. It attracted 56 entries, with the winner picked by a jury of neighborhood architects.


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“Pavilion MAA re-interprets the classic pavilion concept and draws inspiration from international ideals such as the Serpentine Gallery and Youthful Architects Plan at MoMA PS1,” said the Danish Architects Association in a statement.

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Other annual pavilion style competitions include the Triumph Pavilion – which is held as part the London Architecture Festival – and the MPavilion in Melbourne, which this yr will be designed by London-based architect Amanda Levete.

The Around Pavilion can be visited in the course of park opening hrs right up until thirty August 2015.

Photography is by Hampus Berndtson.

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