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Skovbrynet is a socially interactive structure, built for students and private renters alike, that snakes through a nature park in Lyngby. The property was developed with community in mind, but it goes so far beyond neighborly fraternity and encourages community with the planet too.
Take a closer look at Skovbrynet, the latest property in BaseCamp’s portfolio:
BaseCamp Lyngby’s organic twisting structure takes inspiration from the surrounding nature in Lyngby. Close to the building lies Lyngby Lake and the Unesco preserved park Dyrehaven, which provides the opportunity to hike, sail, kayak, bike ride, or even just spot some deer. This context has been of great importance to the architects, Larz Gitz Architects, as well as the landscape architect, Kragh & Berglund, who worked closely together to ensure a harmonious result.
The proximity to nature and the desire to return people to it motivated the design, and the urge to encourage interaction between residents and their natural surroundings acted as a catalyst for some of the building’s key features.
The six-storey building features a green roof, which encourages biodiversity but also acts as an open space for the public, with access via the building’s sloped ends. The roof is also the site of a kilometer-long running path, solar panels, and gardens for vegetable growing.
The overall concept is about creating a structure that flows with its surroundings, at once un-obstructing and intertwined. The completed building has an effect of unearthing itself: the curved shape protrudes from the ground at its south-eastern point, while its furthest ends, curled and reaching for one another but never quite touching, are sunken into the earth.
The whole thing looks like it could have been lifted from a storybook legend, like a giant that fell asleep in a fetal position and ended up overgrown with moss.
This raised center point, which provides space for intelligent green and social design, also acts as a vantage point for both the building’s sculptural composition and stunning views of Lyngby and The Lyngby Lake, further marrying modern design with the natural world.