Klintegaarden in Aarhus
Klintegaarden is an apartment complex in Aarhus, the 2nd largest town in Denmark. It was built in 1936 – 1938 and it was projected by Hans Ove Christensen. He was also the man behind a number of other functionalistic buildings in Aarhus.

The philosophy behind Klintegaarden was that the families were to share a lot of facilities. In a villa in the middle of the complex was a café, laundrette and a big kitchen where the tenants had lunch together. There even was a collective service that took care of the cleaning of the apartments. Most of these collective functions where later scrapped. The villa is in a more classic style and it is only partly visible in these pictures.

The building has a terrific overview of the harbour and the water and is, in my view one of the most impressive buildings in my home town, Aarhus.

I took these pictures on a very cold day in the early spring time on a real trip down Memory Lane for me. I was born and raised in another house on the same street, Skovvejen. When I was a kid we were not allowed to play in the yard of Klintegaarden. If we were to play with the children of Klintegaarden they could come to our yard, we were not allowed in theirs. I do not; however remember playing with them, not even once. Still, it is an impressive building complex.

Below Klintegaarden lies a newer complex called Langeliniehuset. It is one of the more luxurious complexes in Aarhus and a number of the apartments are owned by Danes living abroad, who use them as holiday compounds. It is a beautiful place in its own right and I have tried to capture its interplay with Klintegaarden in some of these pictures.
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