’Krohaven’ is a small green refuge, the remnant of a former garden belonging to the old Måløv Inn. Originally, when seen from the Måløv Axis, the garden appeared as an inaccessible overgrown hillside. The ‘Krohaven’ is bordered by a road to the southwest, by a slope towards a residential area to the north and by the Måløv Axis to the east.
By simple measures, the proposal for a ‘green improvement’ creates a small open space with a view towards the Måløv Axis. A cut into the existing terrain and plantings results in an ‘opening in the forest’ where it is possible to stop and rest, play ping-pong, have a picnic, etc.
‘Krohaven’ is opened up towards the ‘Måløv Axis’ which establishes a link to the axis and is part of the vision for Måløv city on coherent and innovative urban spaces. The ‘opening in the forest’ is part of the concept of a glacial valley. The water has been running from the hill top down the slope, creating a delta with accumulated soil towards the surroundings.
By opening up the overgrown area, the feeling of safety will increase, and people will be attracted to the potentials for recreational use contained in the new space. The orange contour benches act not only as clear symbols of identity for ’Krohaven’ but also invite visitors to sojourn, participate in activities and play games.
PROJECT: Urban Space
STATUS: First prize in competition proposal, built in 2010
CLIENT: Ballerup municipality
SERVICES: Lead consultancy services, main responsible for design and concept
ARCHITECT: ADEPT Architects
CONSTRUCTION COST: 1 million DKK
AREA: approx 800 m2