Denisovy sady, Brno
Denisovy sady, Brno-Petrov
2000 – 2005
|Co-authors:||Václav Babka, Petr Hrůša, Zdeněk Sendler|
|Art Work:||Statue of a Female Torso / sculptor Miloslav Chlupáč|
|Investor:||Statutary City of Brno|
|Awards:||Awarded by the Grand Prix of the Community of Architects 2004, first prize in the category of Landscape Architecture and Garden Work in Reconstruction
Brno Pedestrian 2005, Prize of Civic Association Brno the Public Thing
|Photographs:||Filip Šlapal, David Židlický|
This new promenade, a pavement from polished concrete with sandstone blocks, links the well-known parts of the park (the former gate on Pekařská and Husová, the entrance from Biskupská, the café, the Governor’s park). This pedestrian colonnade restores the original function and the view point at the obelisk and its plateau. The obelisk has been repaired including the gilding of the lions. The historical view through up to the obelisk from Husova třída has been renewed by means of the removal of inappropriate newly planted trees. The surface around the obelisk is surrounded along its borders by a shaped hornbeam fence. Access to the central surface area will be emphasized by flowering groups of bushes.
The slopes and terraces of former Františkov have had poor quality bushes and trees removed, specifically the lilacs, and have been protected from erosion by low soil-covering vegetation and in particular grape vines.
A path from flat stones covered in grass with irregularly placed benches for lovers, who make up at present an important part of the visitors to the park, have been designed under the fortifications on grassy surfaces. The Governor’s park has been designed in its original spirit as a flowering garden. Colourful flower beds of perennials have been planted in a regular arrangement of space surrounding the music pavilion and the building of the future café.
The partial closedness and intimacy has been consequently renewed.
A pétanque terrain has been built under the fortification walls in a shady flat area in the eastern part of the park on bastion no. VII.
A new pool, which forms not only an attractive contrast to the obelisk in this currently rarely used and uninteresting part of the park but also a children’s attraction, has been built on the low flat area at the end of Bašta street. It also forms an attractive motif at the entrance to the park and to the visual termination of this street with its cascade descending down to Bašta street.
A statue of a female torso from sandstone by the sculptor Miloslav Chlupáč was installed at the viewing area under Bishop’s chapel.