Eliasson’s debut in Denmark

The first building designed by the artist and architect has opened in Vejle, Denmark.

Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Fjordenhus (Fjord House), the first building designed entirely by artist Olafur Eliasson and the architectural team at Studio Olafur Eliasson, has opened in Vejle, Denmark. Commissioned by Kirk Kapital, the company’s new headquarters offer a contemporary interpretation of the idea of the total work of art, incorporating remarkable site-specific artworks by Eliasson with specially-designed furniture and lighting.

Rising out of the water, Fjordenhus forges a striking new connection between Vejle Fjord and the city centre of Vejle—one of Jutland peninsula’s thriving economic hubs.  Formed by four intersecting cylinders, Fjordenhus soars to a height of twenty-eight metres (ninety- two feet).