COUNTRY

Denmark __PROJECT_PIN_ANCHOR_LABEL

CITY

Vejle

ARCHITECT

Olafur Eliasson

GLASS PROCESSOR

Glasbiegerei Döring GmbH

CLADDER

Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG

PRODUCT

I hope the residents of Vejle will embrace Fjordenhus and identify with it as a new landmark for the harbour and their city.
Olafur Eliasson, architect of the Fjordenhus
Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson
Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson

Inaugurated on June 9, 2018, the Vejle Fjordenhus (‘Fjord house’) is artist Olafur Eliasson’s first building. Housing the headquarters of investment company Kirk Kapital, the brick and glass building was designed as a total work of art, with lighting and furniture specially created by Eliasson.

Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson
Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson

Inspired by nature, the Vejle Fjordenhus has its foundation in the water, and the project forms a connection between Vejle Fjord and Vejle’s city centre.

Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson
Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson

Formed by four connected cylinders, the fortress-like building rises to a height of 28 metres, with carvings made in the facades to allow for huge double-curved windows to let the light in.

Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson
Photo Anders Sune Berg / ©2018 Olafur Eliasson

Guardian Glass supplied its all-season solution, Guardian SunGuard® High Performance Neutral 60/40 coated glass, providing a combination of solar control and thermal insulation. This glass was chosen by Olafur Eliasson for both its stunning aesthetics and the challenging curved glazing shapes of the project.

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