Solrødgård nominated for the Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2019 - now with VIDEO22.10.2019
Hillerød Utility Company’s Climate and Environmental Park, Solrødgård, has been selected as one of four finalists for the Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2019. Gottlieb Paludan Architects has designed the park, which is a result of an unusual symbiosis between supply plant, climate adaption and landscape park.
The 50 hectares Climate and Environmental Park’s houses a new headquarters for Hillerød Utility Company, a waste-water treatment plant and a recycling centre – and plans are afoot to add additional supply plants in the area. The park is also a large transformation project in which 50 hectares of farm land have been transformed into a hilly and publicly available landscape with winding streams and wetlands that catch the rain water and provide habitats for animals, fish and birds. Visitors can learn close-up about the supply and resource circuits that are fundamental to daily life – and at the same time experience bats, lawpings and birds of prey in their natural habitat.
The visibility of energy cycles and the interaction between technology and recreation has motivated the nomination of Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park. According to the jury, the park is “a good example of how a large supply plant can be included in a recreational context and how parts of our time's challenges can be solved with a landscape architectural approach, where technical plants are part of the landscape with an independent and innovative expression ”.
The purpose of the Danish Landscape Architecture Award is to honor landscape architectural works "of a particularly magnificent nature, which serve as inspiration for the development of the industry". Solrødgård Climate and Environmental Park will compete with Christiansborg Palace – Security Measures by GHB Landscape Architects, Linjer i Landskabet Lines in the Landscape on Bornholm by Rubow Arkitekter and Tornhøj in Aalborg by Marianne Levinsen Landskab and the four finalists have been chosen among 25 projects.
The Danish Landscape Award is given by Park og Naturforvalterne, Danish Association of Architectural Firms and The Association of Danish Landscape Architects, who are also secretariats for the Danish Landscape Award. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 7 in Copenhagen.
Read more about the nomination here (Danish): https://www.pressport.com/dk/news/pressreleases/fire-finalister-dyster-om-dansk-landskabspris-2019-26047?_ga=2.265765196.2100632804.1570455867-1548433114.1533642904