Mikkel Kjærgård Christiansen, Jesper Kort Andersen, wooden architecture, Around Pavilion, 17th-century castle, Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle, temporary pavilion,

The circular Around Pavilion is located on the grounds of the 17th-century Rosenborg Castle in the Danish capital. Its geometric design matches the garden’s meticulous layout and the material choice mirrors the surrounding trees. Designed for both kids and adults, it was crafted by carpenter apprentices from a nearby technical college using a single material: local wood.

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Its wooden loop design, which was completed with decked walkways, frames a central grassy area that is perfect for outdoor activities, especially during summer. “The trees in the garden create a rhythm with the poetic light glimpsed through the wooden structures of the pavilion, and the scent of wood, grass and summer air unite in a spatial experience like no other,” explained the architects.

The pavilion is the winner of a competition run by the Danish Architects Association and intended to be Denmark’s version of London’s Serpentine Gallery and NYC’s MoMA PS1.

+ Mikkel Kjærgård Christiansen

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Photos by Hampus Berndtson