Allé pavilion in Copenhagen, Denmark by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter

Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter created last autumn’s temporary pavilion in Kongens Have in Copenhagen, forming an extra avenue, but made from timber rather than trees. The new pavilion stood as a complement to the many existing avenues in the beautiful palace park.

The architects had the pavilion built in pine, with the scent and the creaking underfoot aimed at strengthening the visitors’ sensory perceptions. It gave a feeling of being in a real avenue, with the posts reminiscent of trunks and the gaps between the roof’s wooden laths letting light through like a tree canopy. The open ends invited visitors in from different directions, and the cruciform shape created four small natural spaces, all with a different character.

The pavilion, which was open to visitors in August and September last year, was the result of an architectural competition that was won by Krupinski/Krupinska Arkitekter. The Danish Association of Architects wanted the competition to show that architecture is about so much more than just buildings.


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