Christiansborg Palace situated in the centre of Copenhagen is the seat of the Danish Parliament. The big public square in front of the palace is named Christansborg Palace Square. Throughout centuries it has been a popular venue for democratic events involving large crowds of people demonstrating with a political message. To secure the square, 85 globes made of granite and reinforced steel have been placed to frame the square. The landscape architect company GHB Landskabsarkitekter is the creative force behind the bigger project of rethinking security at Christiansborg Palace Square and was rewarded in 2019 with the Danish Landscape Award for the final result.
The soft geometry in the shapes of the 85 globes and the finish of tactual granite makes the first impression friendly and embracing. The total experience of security on the palace square is not defensive one at all but rather an including and inviting one – and not least immensely beautiful.
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Photography & Words by Dea Simonsen