Høje Gladsaxe, Denmark, Europe
 
 
Year1963latitude: 55° 43'
longitude: 12° 29'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organizationHoff & Windinge/Juul Møller og Agertoft/Alex Poulsen Arkitektkontor a/s et al
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Høje Gladsaxe is a public housing estate located approximately 10 km. northwest of Copenhagen's centre, constructed 1963-66. The original plan was to make a mix of highrise and low-dense buildings, but the Nature Conservacy Association succeeding with the preservation of the nearby Utterslev Moor meant that buildings could not be erected as close to the water as planned, and instead the project was modified in favour of higher buildings. It features almost 2000 apartments, institutions and shops. The estate was technically and in tems of dwelling a culmination of the architecture and landscape ideals of modernism, and its clear, radical shape created a counterpart to the lower New Town of Albertslund Syd erected at the same time outside of Copenhagen. During the 70s Høje Gladsaxe developed to be an area for the lower class.

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