There are so many urban spaces that try to find the right balance between aesthetics, functionality and respect for the environment - spaces that often leave us speechless thanks to their unexpected beauty. With a broader overview, thanks to aerial photographs and shots taken from above, we are able to look more closely at some of the most beautiful urban landscapes ever seen. Among these, there is certainly Brøndby Haveby, also called Brøndby Garden City, just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.
A few steps from Copenhagen, Denmark, there is an incredibly green city, laid out in a really curious and fascinating way. Gigantic circular shapes divided into segments within them, just like the slices of a pizza, host adorable little houses with gardens. The beauty of this arrangement is precisely that of having a very large courtyard garden, which allows you to cultivate a small vegetable garden or plant colorful flowers.
Each of these small communities within the circles is connected to each other via essential streets. It is no coincidence that this "garden city" is located outside the city, precisely to avoid the busy, noisy and densely populated city environment. Calm and relaxation characterize life in this particular town.
In reality, these are summer residences, where the citizens of Copenhagen can take refuge on weekends or even for a few hours, and practice some therapeutic gardening.
The project for the construction of the green town was approved in 1964 and the architect, Erik Mygind, did not choose this type of accommodation by accident. The idea behind these spaces is simple: to increase the social interaction between those who live in garden houses.
The houses vary in size, but must not exceed 50 square meters. The Brøndby Gardens currently comprise 24 circles, with more than a dozen houses in them and gardens.
The Brøndby Haveby gardens have been made known by photographers like Henry Do, who came across this fascinating area.
The most interesting aspect is that a reality like Brøndby's is very popular with citizens and a function - a reality that can be developed to be replicated elsewhere and, perhaps, to last all year.