Many urban spaces in the world have been uniquely planned to leave people speechless. With the help of satellites and aerial photography, we have been able to see how carefully buildings have been laid out in the areas. One of such attractive sight is Brondby Haveby or Brondby garden city. It is located just outside Copenhagen, Denmark known as the ‘garden city’. This place has many community gardens that are known for a unique circular arrangement.
The houses in Brondby Garden city have large yards that provide a retreat from dense, noisy and populated cities allowing the citizens to indulge in the hobbies of growing plants and crops. This idea of ‘garden city’ got stamped back in 1964 when the municipality of Brondby allocated space for allotments, and the mesmerizing circles started to show up in the region. The idea behind the circles was to increase the social interaction among those who rent the gardens.
The gardens were made famous by photographers such as Henry who stumbled upon this area. According to Henry, the design is based on the layout of a typical Scandinavian Village that existed back in the 10th century. A landscape architect named Erik Mygind came up with this circular design to promote the sense of community. These beautiful houses are rented between April and October by the people who want to get a taste of countryside life.
There are rules in place to govern the use of houses, many of which are simply used as sheds or storage facilities. The Brondby Haveby houses are the perfect place to run away from busy urban life. The large yard means plenty of room for activities and the tall hedges ensure that your privacy is not harmed. Today, there are 284 colonial gardens in Brondby Garden town which are located in layer cakes grounds. Garden parties and music events are held every year to ensure the people enjoy with each other.
The houses are of different sizes but do not exceed 50 square meters. You can buy the house or rent the land from the municipality. If you see the aerial view of the place, it looks almost like a ‘Heaven on the Earth’ and you will see people enjoying an eco-friendly life. The houses are made in large circles which are divided by bushes and plantations. Living in a place like this will take all your stress away and help you rejuvenate.
Therefore, Brondby Haveby is one of the most ravishing places in Denmark that will surely make your jaw drop when you visit it. It is a heavenly landscape that has been specially designed for the people who want to live their lives away from the city noises, in the lap of nature and silence. You can easily purchase or rent houses here with prior permission from the municipality during the time of allotments.