Surrounded by water, Vejle’s new harbour building stands out as a sculptural monument consisting of four connected cylinders. Architecture and art are united in the best possible way to create a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’, which is also a completely functional building.
The spectacular building is called Fjordenhus and was designed by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio. Apart from being one of Vejle’s new landmarks, the building is the headquarters of the investment company Kirk Kapital.
A unique range of bespoke solutions
There is no doubt that Fjordenhus is in a class of its own. The water of the surrounding fjord is reflected in the specially glazed brickwork in red, green and blue shades. At the same time, the ground floor, which is open to the public, is permeated by deep blue waves.
Most of the solutions in the building have been specially designed. This covers everything from lamps to bricks and desks. The drains in the staff changing rooms are also tailor-made for the purpose. Here the architects, Ravn Arkitektur, chose Unidrain’s HighLine Custom linear drain:
“We have supplied 12 HighLine Custom bathrooms for Fjordenhus. It is a solution where the drain is more or less hidden by a tile of your choice. Only the very narrow openings where the water runs down are visible,” says Carsten Brandt, sales consultant at Unidrain.
“Custom is typically chosen when the customer wants a luxurious solution that gives an elegant overall impression in the bathroom. And that’s just the luxury experience you get when you step into the changing rooms in the unique Fjordenhus.”
Photo: Anders Sune Berg.