OWNER BAVNEHØJ Topography, landscape and vastness

Ejer Bavnehøj © Bruun & Möllers

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Ejer Bavnehøj © Laika Alm-Bleuel Bruun & Möllers

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Ejer Bavnehøj © Bruun & Möllers

Ejer Bavnehøj © Bruun & Möllers

Ejer Bavnehøj © Bruun & Möllers

Ejer Bavnehøj © Laika Alm-Bleuel Bruun & Möllers

Ejer Bavnehøj © Bruun & Möllers

CONCEPT
Ejer Bavnehøj, known as one of the highest points in Denmark, is particularly popular as a vantage point with its fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. Topographically elevated by a discreetly monumental tower made of brick, this is one of the unique places where topography, landscape and vastness are particularly palpable.

As the site as a whole was somewhat aging, a reorganization and modernization of the overall site was undertaken in 2015. The strength of this re-ordering is the focus on an 'overall landscape narrative' with simple design elements and maintenance principles that weld the site together as a robust entity. The differentiated elaboration of each sub-area emphasizes its distinct qualities without disrupting the overall landscape picture.

DESIGN
The most significant intervention is the revision and cleanup of the highly turbulent topography. A new sky staircase in the area of the so-called valley depression "Gryden" will form a natural amphitheater in the future, where events and concerts will be held. A handicapped accessible development, which at the same time improves the technical service, is also part of the concept. The memorial stone, which analogous to the tower commemorates the reunification of Denmark with North Schleswig, will be implemented and forms a new fixed point between the tower environment, "Gryden" and the open landscape.

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Planning offices


Hamburg

Size
5.000m²

Client
Skanderborg Kommune, Ejer Bavnehøys Venner

Address
Ejer Bavnehøj
8660 Skanderborg
Dänemark

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Project type
Parks and green spaces