housing, gardens + parks, streetscape

Søndergårdspark housing scheme

Søndergårdspark was constructed between 1949 and 1951 for the Danish Public Housing Association. 

Designed by Poul Hoff and Bennet Windinge, the plan and style of the houses were a development of schemes before the war at Studiebyen in 1920-1924 and for the Bakkehusene housing scheme completed in 1923 but at Søndergårdspark there was more emphasis on a rural form of landscape with informal planting of trees and shrubs and the houses set at slight angles around a large open public space, like a village green, rather than along a street or around a formal square.

For more photographs on the Søndergårdspark housing scheme - the first in a new section here looking at housing in the city