P.H. Park masterplan

The buildings ‘architectural starting point is the development project from October 2018. Balder wants to build on the architectural guidelines, which are described in the development plan’s chapters on the buildings’ composition, heights / depths, façade leaps, appearance and materiality. The sketch project is an expression of a desire to follow the development project closely, with a few further interpretations of e.g. roof surfaces and facades. The material composition follows the development project and thus the former hospital’s classic facades with light facade tiles and slate, in interaction with wood and zinc as accentuating material additions in dark tones. In several places, roofs are laid out as green surfaces with sedum planting. As in the development project, these materials are treated in a contemporary way that points forward, both architecturally and in relation to the sustainable properties of the facades.

As shown in the guidelines, we work in Balder’s proposal, with light tiles in the bases, ground floor and partly 1st floor facades, which meet the facades above with either dark slate, gray brick or reddish brown facade tiles. The terraced houses have light tiles on the ground floor and partly on the 1st floor. Where there are no light tiles on the 1st floor and on the facades of the 2nd floor, clad with slate in one cluster and with red or gray brick in the other cluster, whereby the mutual difference between the clusters is emphasized. The terraced houses are made with sloping roofs on the 3-storey terraced houses and with roof terraces on the 2-storey terraced houses. The sloping roofs of the terraced houses add to the homes interesting spaces for double-height spaces. The sloping roofs are also a greeting to Poul Henningsen’s Swedish summer type house “Myresjöhus”.

On the multi-storey houses, the facades are made of either light, yellow, – gray, or red bricks with reliefs. This is done on the multi-storey houses because their roof slope is made with a slope towards the middle of the roof, whereby the roof “disappears” for those who look at the house from below. For those who see the roof from floors in the neighboring houses, the roofs will appear as green, rainwater-delaying roofs with eg sedum planting. The point houses also follow the guidelines of the development plan. Here, the facade cladding has light, yellow tiles on the ground floor, after which it is clad with slate or gray brick, depending on which cluster the point house is located in. a lower overall height and a beautiful and classic finish in zinc. In the facades of the buildings, seen as a whole, we want to work with different connections and recesses that can give the facades a beautiful facade expression, convey transitions and give relief effects.

The light tiles are thus used as an architectural tool, both in the way the bricks are built up at different heights on the different building typologies, but at the same time as the material that binds the clusters together, each. The light and yellow bricks are the facade material that in the future will tie the buildings in PH Park together as materiality, – in the same way as the light bricks, on the hospital’s old buildings, gave the hospital a homogeneous expression towards Usserød Kongevej and Højmosen.



Balder Danmark ApS


Gross Floor Area
25.000 m²