WAN Awards 2015


WAN Mobile
WAN Mobile
Previous Next

Skyttehusbugten, Vejle Waterfront, Denmark

Monday 21 Jan 2008

Closely connected with its surroundings

Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment

Winner of MIPIM AR future project award, Residential 

The ‘Skyttehusbugten’ building takes its cue from the local topography, which features two wooded slopes converging on a plain on which the town of Vejle stands. Accordingly, Skyttehusbugten Vejle has a distinctive dish-shaped design. Cut into the entire length of the curve from north to south, the multiple green-gardened terraces and courtyards conjure up an architectural image of Vejle’s encircling beechwoods. In the long facades – facing the water and looking inwards towards the town – the alternation between vertical and angled glazed panels evokes a further association with the beechwoods and its many trees. At the point where its two ‘hillsides’ meet, Skyttehusbugten Vejle is formed as a raised public plateau which serves as a pedestrian conduit between waterside and town. The building may be read as a typological hybrid of a terraced block and a tower block. The qualities of the former find expression in the green terraced gardens, while those of the latter consist in the majority of the apartments having natural light and aspects on 2-3 sides. The distinct dish-shaped curve and the textured relief provided by the terraces and courtyards provide Skyttehusbugten Vejle with clear sculptural qualities.

Key Facts

Status Concept design
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
schmidt hammer lassen architects

More projects by this architect

Halifax Central Library

Christchurch New Central Library

Island School

Ningbo New Library

Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre

More Projects


Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site