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This Community In Denmark Lives In Surreal Circle Gardens
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Architecture, Design3 years ago

This Community In Denmark Lives In Surreal Circle Gardens

There are many urban spaces in the world that are so uniquely planned it leaves people speechless. With the help of satellites and aerial photography, we have the ability to see just how carefully buildings are laid out in the areas. One of such captivating sights is Brøndby Haveby or Brøndby Garden City. Located just outside Copenhagen, Denmark, this ‘garden city’ is a place of many community gardens that are known for their unique circular arrangement.

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The houses in Brøndby Haveby have large yards that provide a retreat from the noisy and densely populated city and also giving the opportunity to indulge in the hobby of growing plants and crops.

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The idea of ‘garden city’ was approved in 1964 when the municipality of Brøndby agreed to dedicated space for allotments, thus the mesmerizing circles started to pop up in the area.

 

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The architected of Brøndby Haveby chose this type of arrangement not by accident.

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The idea behind these circles is simple: to increase social interaction among those who rent the gardens.

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The gardens were made known by photographers such as Henry Do who stumbled upon this captivating area.

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KatHat
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems a lot of people don't understand how this system works. The people all have houses or apartments in the city. These usually don't have any outdoor space (maybe a small balcony, often not even that). Where it's less built up, on the outskirts of the city, there are whole areas of allotments, like these. People go for the day or part of the day and go home later. They don't live in the structures shown; those are for shelter, for meals during gardening, and to keep some things in. The parking is in the centre of the circles and you don't need a garage since your car won't stay overnight (and any "stuff" you need to store will be kept in your garden house or other shed).

FloC
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks much bigger than just sheds to me. Plus it doesn't look like the type of community garden where a lot of vegetables are grown, more like leisure garden... basic gardens that go with a house.

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chi-wei shen
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The advantages will become clearly visible during a Zombie Apocalypse. It’s simple to defend the outer ring and neighbours could provide cover for you. Additionally, you have the advantage of the inner line with protected communication. If you need to break out you have a number of cars parked in the well protected centre area. Even in the worst case scenario where your ring gets overrun by zombies the other rings don’t get affected by such a loss. The architect made a very safe design.

Patrick McKemie
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good point! No one ever prepares for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Sabine Keil
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is everybody so obsessed about the lack of garages??

Nevi Løvfelt
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because most of the answers are from people in US (I think?)

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KatHat
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It seems a lot of people don't understand how this system works. The people all have houses or apartments in the city. These usually don't have any outdoor space (maybe a small balcony, often not even that). Where it's less built up, on the outskirts of the city, there are whole areas of allotments, like these. People go for the day or part of the day and go home later. They don't live in the structures shown; those are for shelter, for meals during gardening, and to keep some things in. The parking is in the centre of the circles and you don't need a garage since your car won't stay overnight (and any "stuff" you need to store will be kept in your garden house or other shed).

FloC
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks much bigger than just sheds to me. Plus it doesn't look like the type of community garden where a lot of vegetables are grown, more like leisure garden... basic gardens that go with a house.

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chi-wei shen
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The advantages will become clearly visible during a Zombie Apocalypse. It’s simple to defend the outer ring and neighbours could provide cover for you. Additionally, you have the advantage of the inner line with protected communication. If you need to break out you have a number of cars parked in the well protected centre area. Even in the worst case scenario where your ring gets overrun by zombies the other rings don’t get affected by such a loss. The architect made a very safe design.

Patrick McKemie
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good point! No one ever prepares for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Sabine Keil
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is everybody so obsessed about the lack of garages??

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because most of the answers are from people in US (I think?)

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