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Sitting by the Vejle Fjord, this iconic wavy residential block designed by Henning Larsen Architects fits into the underlying landscape whiles respecting the challenging location.

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The block has 100 apartments some of which are 2 storeys. The Wave, as it is called will be reflected in the daytime in the waters of the Fjord; by night it will appear as an undulating mountain landscape of light and colour.

Arch2o-The Wave in Vejle- Henning Larsen Architects(61)

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A spectacular view is assured residents from the balconies facing the Fjord. The promenade in front of the building creates a connection between the Fjord, the landscape and the town in a clear and recognizable way.

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In 2009, the building was selected as the residential building of the year by the Danish trade magazine Byggeri and, in 2010; it won the local Vejle award. The wave won an international LEAF Award in 2012.

Arch2o-The Wave in Vejle- Henning Larsen Architects(44)

 

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This year, the Wave has been awarded by one of the oldest European awards scheme in the built environmentCivic Trust award; it is the first time it is awarded to a Danish architecture company in last 51 years.

Arch2o-The Wave in Vejle- Henning Larsen Architects(49)

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Location: Vejle, Denmark

Client: Bertel Nielsen A/S

Gross floor area: 14,000 m2

Year of construction: 2006 – 2010

Type of assignment: First prize in invited competition

Engineer: Grontmij Carl Bro

Team of architects (competition): Søren Øllgaard, Christian Schjøll, Margrethe Grøn, Jakob Hastrup and Michael Christensen

Team of architects (project): Søren Øllgaard, Jesper Høiberg, Per Ebbe Hansson, Maja Aasted, Dorte Nielsen, Pelle Munch Petersen, Hans Vogel and Peer T. Jeppesen

By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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