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    Henning Larsen designed The Wave in Denmark. Picture: Jacob Due

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    Henning Larsen designed The Wave in Denmark. Picture: Jacob Due

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    Henning Larsen designed The Wave in Denmark. Picture: Jacob Due

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Henning Larsen rides crest of The Wave

Magda Ibrahim
Sunday 24 Feb 2019

The Wave apartments create a series of crests rising above the Vejle Fjord in Denmark.

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

Construction on the 14,000sqm 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.

Despite this, the project won awards and construction re-commenced in 2015 to complete the final three towers, fulfilling Henning Larsen’s original vision.

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.

“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 fifth and final tower of The Wave was finalised in November 2018.

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