Mariebjerg Cemetery

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Coordinates: 55°45′37″N 12°30′35″E / 55.76028°N 12.50972°E / 55.76028; 12.50972

Mariebjerg Cemetery
Mariebjerg Cemetery.jpg
One of the tree-lined avenues
Details
Year established 1926-1933
Location Gentofte, Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Type Public
Owned by Gentofte Municipality
Size 26.6 hectares
Website Official site

Mariebjerg Cemetery (Danish: Mariebjerg Kirkegård) is located in Gentofte north of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was laid out between 1926 and 1933 to the design of the landscape architect Gudmund Nyeland Brandt and is considered an important example of European Modernist landscape architecture. Its design has inspired many other cemeteries both in Denmark and abroad.[1]

Layout[edit]

Mariebjerg Cemetery is laid out in a tight, schematic grid pattern over an area of just over 25 hectares. A network of wide avenues cut through the cemetery and long, metre-high hedges subdivide the area.

Each of the resulting spaces contains an interpretation of a characteristic part of the Danish landscape, ranging from dense woods and glades, over ditches, meadows, fields and overgrown slopes to well-nursed garden settings.

Mariebjerg Crematory and Chapel[edit]

Mariebjerg Crematory and Chapel was added in 1936. It was built to the design of Frits Schlegel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariebjerg Kirkegård". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-12-02.