FABRICations reinterprets the classical order with trylletromler pavilion in denmark
 
FABRICations reinterprets the classical order with trylletromler pavilion in denmark FABRICations reinterprets the classical order with trylletromler pavilion in denmark
nov 10, 2013

FABRICations reinterprets the classical order with trylletromler pavilion in denmark

this year, the king’s garden of the rosenborg castle — the oldest example of classical garden design in denmark — hosts the winning pavilion design by dutch practice FABRICations, backed by the danish akademisk arkitektforening. making their first appearance in denmark, the architects looked closely into the garden’s past to create a low-budget structure with a deeply rooted presence. the king’s garden was first built based heavily on the principles of euclidean geometry, later supplemented with baroque-style mazes and labyrinths and finally bisected by the kavalergangen and damegangen – two tree-lined promenades.

 

titled ‘trylletromler’ meaning ‘zoetrope’ in danish, the pavilion reflects the three main periods of the site’s history with an innovative construction by expanding upon one of the basic features of the archetypal garden: the fence. the contemporary ‘fence’ therefore addresses a blurred threshold of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ with a maze that is as transparent as it is restricting, with a structure that creates a kinetic impression of movement through the endless repition of simple vertical elements – the zoetrope.

 

 

video © arkitektforening

 

 

the result is a winding elliptical fence composed of ten superimposed perfect circles of varying sizes (a total of 308 linear meters) in the middle of a large opening in the garden. one connection detail is repeated thousands of times between the 3000 individual columns of nordic spruce 2×4 planks. small wedges placed between the studs form dynamic patterns that can only be viewed whilst walking along the walls illustrating the principles of moire.

 

in elevation, semi-circular openings made from undulating lengths of timber along the lower edge of the construction allow the passage of visitors through each spacious chamber; their different sizes cater to either children or adults and never allow direct sight-lines through the entire construct so that one is forced to explore along the sequential zones. the entire pavilion was built in 1-meter segments that were all assembled on-site, with untreated wood that can be directly re-used after its deconstruction.


inside/outside one of the ten spaces
image © walter herfst


wedge pieces separate the vertical members and create a semi-visible screening pattern
image © walter herfst


linear walkways reference the kavalergangen and damegangen
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image © walter herfst


various openings allow visitors to discover different views and spaces in very different ways
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screened light through the porous fence
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detail view
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within the context of the garden
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bird’s eye view
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site plan
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elevation
image © walter herfst

 

 

project info:

 

team: FABRICations
design directors: eric frijters, olv klijn; project team: greta mozzachiodi, guillermo lavernia, charlotte simpson and ida fløche moller
team architektforeningen: ali arvanaghi, dorte sibast
construction team: moelven denmark a/s, copenhagen technical college
financial support: the dreyer foundation, danmarks nationalbank’s anniversary foundation, national arts foundation, moelven denmark a/s, copenhagen technical college, the danish architects’ association
photography: walter herfst

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