Danish architects Mikkel Kjærgård Christiansen and Jesper Kort Andersen recently completed construction on the Around Pavilion, a stunning wooden structure that helps people enjoy the outdoors. Crafted by carpenter apprentices from a local college, the sloping circular loop stands among the luscious gardens of Copenhagen's Rosenborg Castle. Built from batons of light Nordic pine, it offers visitors a cool spot for performances, music, playing, relaxation and even picnics.
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.
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.
Photos by Hampus Berndtson