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The Wave in Vejle, Denmark

Danish Architecture Development design by Henning Larsen Architects in Jutland, Denmark

post updated 2 August 2023

Wave building Vejle Harbour Denmark
photo © Charlotte Lomholt

15 Aug 2019 ; 21 Dec 2018

The Wave Vejle

Design: Henning Larsen Architects

Location: Jylland, Denmark

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

Award-winning while unfinished, Henning Larsen’s The Wave apartments reach final completion

Following an eleven-year construction period interrupted by the global financial crisis, Henning Larsen’s The Wave apartment building in Vejle, Denmark has finally reached completion.

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

Construction on the 14,000 sqm complex, consisting of 100 apartments, began in 2006, following an architectural vision of five consecutive wave-shaped towers lining the water along Vejle Fjord. However, the global recession of 2008 interrupted construction after the completion of only two towers. They stood unaccompanied along the waterfront, the first chapters in an unfinished story.

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

Even though only partially completed, the first stage of The Wave drew international attention. The two towers were named ‘Residential Building of the Year’ by Danish trade magazine Byggeri in 2009, followed by an ABB LEAF Award for innovative architecture in 2012, and the prestigious Civic Trust Award in 2013 – The first time a Danish architect won the award in 51 years.

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

The Wave incorporates an open, public pier – establishing it as a social and residential hub, and an enduring presence in the vitalization of the Vejle waterfront. After construction efforts were re-initiated in 2015, the final three towers are complete – fulfilling Henning Larsen’s original vision. Its five iconic crests rising above Vejle Fjord, The Wave stands as an architectural tribute to local heritage and geography.

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

“The land surrounding Vejle is unique for its rolling hills, which are an uncommon sight in Denmark,” explains Søren Øllgaard, Partner and Design Director at Henning Larsen. “We designed The Wave as striking new presence in the Vejle skyline, one that reflects and embodies the surrounding area. We feel our design merges our own contemporary designs with a strong sense of local identity.”

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

The fifth and final tower of The Wave were finalized in November 2018.

The Wave in Vejle Denmark

Photography: Jacob Due

Previously on e-architect:

The Wave in Vejle by Henning Larsen Architects

13 Sep 2010

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The Wave in Vejle is a new unique housing and with its sculptural and organic forms it will become the new landmark of Vejle. With the magnificent location overlooking the promenade and the bay the characteristic building both respects and challenges the potential of the area.

During the day the white waves are reflected in the sea and at night the characteristic profile will look like illuminated multi-coloured mountains. The building has 140 attractive apartments many with two-story house plans, all with a wonderful view.

The Wave is inspired by the characteristics of the area: the fjord, the bridge, the town and the hills. The clear and easily recognisable signature of the building connects the residential area with the sea, the landscape and the town.

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The Wave Vejle, Jutland – Building Information

Location: Vejle, Denmark
Apartments: 140
Floor area: 71-238 m2
Construction period: 2006 – 2009
Client: The Municipality of Vejle
Type of assignment: 1st prize in invited competition

The Wave in Vejle images / information from Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects

new photo – 16 Nov 2020

The Wave in Vejle, Denmark Building

Location: Vejle, Jutland, western Denmark, northern Europe

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