The merging of the two Aarhus city Parks is a “loud” experiment, that shows what can be achieved by letting our green spaces take preference and planning our cities accordingly.
Out of that ambition an inviting park space was created – a park that will not let itself be dominated by practical traffic “solutions” but instead enhances urban life in a green breathing space between the cultural and administrative centres of the city. A strong and convincing expression of the green Aarhus of the future.
The angular hills function as mountain tops in the broad space of the park. With their flat slopes they open to a number of possibilities for interaction, planned or improvised, for relaxation or play. They connect the two sides of the park and point at new connections between the various neighbourhoods of the city.
The water elements with their natural attraction give new and unexpected experiences to the curious – for a moment they make people meet people – in the beating green heart of the city.
Client: Aarhus Festuge
Landscape Gardener: Per Malmos
Water: Ry Pool, Grundfos
Status: Completed 2012
Area: 4,600 m2
Cost: 606,000 DKK