Frederiksberg DK

Type Commission
Team Formdanmark Architects
Role Responsible for landscape
Size 2,7000 m2
Project start 2018
Status Completed 2020


In a long, narrow and shaded space we have created a lush courtyard with various pockets for recreational use. Each seating area is carefully placed in locations that receive sunlight, allowing the residents to follow the sun path extending the use of the courtyard.  


A tile paved path winds through the narrow courtyard on a parking deck between the new housing blocks along the metro tracks. The high-quality brick-paved path in warm yellow and grey tones leads to the entrances and the various intimate areas surrounded by perennial plantings. Rich planting beds along the facades and in the centre of the courtyard creates a lush atmosphere and interesting sequences of space. The planting consisting mainly of perennial grasses with sprinkles of flowering perennials, this ensures seasonal variation in the courtyard with various textures and sensory impressions throughout the year.

The courtyard is located on top of the housing association’s parking basement. There is a staircase in the centre of the courtyard that connects the two different levels. The entire garden is supported by a concrete deck.

Birdhouses are placed on the neighbouring façade along with climbing plants that in time will fill the facade further adding to the lush and rich expression of the planting. Along the neighbouring facade and up against the warm wall with a long wooden bench a sunny corner is created.