Danish Henning Larsen Architects has received the LEAF Award, category Residential Building of the Year 2010 in the sub-category "Multiple Occupancy" for their project "The Wave in Vejle".
"The Wave in Vejle" is a new sculptural housing landmark of Vejle, Denmark. With an ideal location overlooking the promenade and the bay the characteristic building both respects and challenges the potential of the area. During the day the white waves are reflected in the sea and at night the characteristic profile looks like illuminated multi-coloured mountains. The building has 140 attractive apartments many with two storey house plans, all with views.
The wave is inspired by the characteristics of the area: the fjord, the bridge, the town and the hills. The clear and easily recognisable signature of the building connects the residential area with the sea, the landscape and the town.
The LEAF Awards are presented by the association of european architects, leading european architectsforum, which has recognised innovative architectural projects with awards since 2002.