The architects at Copenhagen-based firm, Henning Larsen Architects, were inspired by the surrounding Denmark landscape when they designed the Wave in Vejle. This simple but elegant project aptly reflects the town, located by the Vejle Fjord, which is defined by its rolling hills and grand sea, as well as some hidden bays charmed with steep cliffs. During the day, this mid-level, 100-unit luxury building reflects white waves to mimic the water, while at night; it illuminates and stands out against the ocean to mirror the nearby mountains.
A handful of the flats were designed in two levels, and each come equipped with a balcony, offering sweeping views of the habitat.
Promptly after completing the first two wave crests in 2009, the Wave won the local LEAF award for residential project of the year. A year later, the building won the Civic Trust Award, as judges dubbed it a sculptural icon for Denmark.