henning larsen architects: the wave in vejle
henning larsen architects: the wave in vejle henning larsen architects: the wave in vejle
sep 17, 2010

henning larsen architects: the wave in vejle

the wave in vejle by henning larsen architects all images courtesy henning larsen architects

danish henning larsen architects has received the LEAF award – residential building of the year 2010 in the sub-category ‘multiple occupancy’ for their project ‘the wave in vejle’.

‘the wave in vejle’ is a new sculptural housing landmark of vejle, denmark. with an ideal 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 looks like illuminated multi-coloured mountains. the building has 140 attractive apartments many with two storey house plans, all with views.

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.

the LEAF awards are presented by the association of european architects, leading european architects forum, which has recognised innovative architectural projects with awards since 2002.


aerial view

initial sketches

initial sketches

project info:

location: vejle, denmark client: municpality of vejle year of construction: 2006 – 2009 type of assignment: first prize in invited competition

  • wow

    mmm says:
  • we have seen the project. amazing

    peter van dam says:
  • Next year we will visit this project among others with a group of 30 Dutch architects

    caroline steenbruggen says:
  • Looks cute!!! In some way it reminds me Brasilia!

    Andres says:
  • Does it fit in the surrounding environment? Not really…But interesting. Although the quality would be much better than anything made in Brazil.

    Rocksy says:
  • Mægtig bygning! Congratulations to the team. A visual delight and practical with it d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Looks much more like a seaside roller coaster to me than a “wave.”

    Jacques says:
  • can you skate it?

    a says:

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