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Gl. Holtegaard’s distinctive, superlative architecture and dramatic, scenic formal gardens act as the point of departure for a new series of exhibitions at Gl. Holtegaard. Over the course of three years, a total of three temporary pavilions will be created in the Baroque gardens. A competition has been launched, inviting architects to submit proposals for new and temporary pavilions that will allow the old and the new, history and our present day to interact and offer new perspectives on each other. The competition titles or themes for the three pavilions are: Orangery (2015), Menagerie (2016), and Scenery (2017).  


The Orangery, which is the first of the new pavilions to enter the garden, links the Baroque era to our current day in the form of a strong, artistic work that presents itself as a unified whole. The winning proposal is a reinterpretation of one of the most iconic buildings of the Baroque era: the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane in Rome designed by the architect Francesco Borromini (1599–1667). Borromini used basic geometric shapes, circles and ovals to create a dynamic church space of great beauty. The new orangery in the formal gardens at Gl. Holtegaard takes its point of departure in the floor plan of Borromini’s building. Resembling a sketch of the original church space, the Orangery consists of a steel structure that has been covered in strong plastic – specifically a type of ’shrink wrap’ developed to protect cars, boats and other large objects. Inside this space is a living orangery where citrus plants hang from the dome. This reinterpreted orangery fuses a classic shape with our current high-tech world; a world full of materials that are not intended to be beautiful, but purely to meet specific utilitarian needs. The Orangery was envisioned by three young architects: Kim Lenschow, Søren Pihlmann and Mikael Stenström.


The exotic plants of the Orangery can not survive the low temperatures during winter in the baroque garden. Therefore, they are moved to winter storage. During winter the Orangery will still be open to Gl. Holtegaard's guests.




Participant at the Danish Pavilion ‘The art of many and the right to space’

15th Internationale Architectural Biennale Venice


The Chicago Athenaeum ‘The international Architecture Awards’



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Gl. Holtegaard wishes to thank: Arkitektforeningen, HP Masking ApS, Emil Nielsens Smedeværksted, Børge Jakobsen & Søn A/S, Kongevejens Planteskole.


PAVILION I-III are supported by Statens Kunstfonds Legat- og Projektstøtteudvalg for Arkitektur, Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Billedkunst og Det Obelske Familiefond.









PAVILION I - ORANGERY by: Kim Lenschow, Søren Pihlmann, Mikael Stenström

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