Near Vedbaek is an abandoned military installation in the manor landscape around Henriksholm. Here Rudersdal Municipality wants to develop a new residential area specifically targeted to resourceful citizens in the age group 50+.
The open and historically significant landscape is both the starting point and framework for the new residential area in Henriksholm.
The proposal is based on the intention to create a variety of housing types in close interaction with the landscape. The variation is created on the landscape conditions where different types of housing are built around the site-specific landscape qualities and placed on, in, around or in between the landscape.
The landscape’s particularly characteristic space as valleys, grasslands and manor garden is kept free from buildings and made available to Vedbæks citizens and residents of Henriksholm with the designation of new path connections around in the landscape.
Through a site-specific designation of the scenic qualities and transitions, complexes of transition are placed between two types of landscapes and thus have a relation to two different landscape experiences. We call this double space.
Henrikholm Avenue, with the 100-year-old beech rows, represents both a scenic and functional spine of the district, as the primary connection through the area. The city life is attached to this axis in the span between the forest lake to the south and the viewpoint of the military bunker to the north. Paths, as well as common and public functions and activities, tie the area together across Henrikholm Avenue.
Excerpt from the jury report:
"This project is different from the other projects in its non-dogmatic and strong contextual approach to the area. The area's existing qualities are read, and then the buildings are placed with great programmatic precision where they unfold the landscape qualities best. By placing smaller units separately in the transition between landscapes, a great diversity and transparency in the area is achieved.
The evaluation committee considers that this fusion of landscape and building accommodate an obvious potential to create both a unique and innovative interpretation of the site’s amenity values through further processing."
PROJECT: Master plan for new residential area by Henriksolm, Vedbæk
STATUS: First prize in parallel assignment, during building, the first
phase is initiated
CLIENT: Freja Properties A / S
SERVICES: Responsible for landscape and master plan, preparation
of district plan
ARCHITECT: Svendborg Architects