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Olafur Eliasson’s first completed building rises in Danish harbour
POSTED 26 Oct 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
In a statement, Olafur Eliasson said: "I hope the residents of Vejle will embrace Fjordenhus and identify with it as a new landmark for the harbour and their city." Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
Scandinavian artist, Olafur Eliasson has completed his first structure, Fjordenhus ("House of the Inlet") in Vejle, Denmark.

The 28-metre, castle-like edifice – a collaborative effort between Eliasson and German architect Sebastian Behmann – stands in the shallows of the city’s harbour and is accessible by a footbridge.

The building’s ground floor is open to the public and features Eliasson’s artworks, while the upper levels – connected by a winding stair as well as by a built-in elevator – serve as the headquarters of the project’s commissioner, investment firm Kirk Capital.

Speaking on Fjordenhus's appearance, Eliasson explained that it was intended to be an "organic building" which could respond to the "shimmering water" and "ebb and flow of the tides". In doing so, it would change "at different times of the day and of the year".
The cavernous structure also features a built-in elevator and spiral staircase. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
At night the building, which is set with a number of internal lights, resembles a lighthouse. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
A footbridge connects Fjordenhus to the quay. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
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Olafur Eliasson’s first completed building rises in Danish harbour
POSTED 26 Oct 2018 . BY Andrew Manns
In a statement, Olafur Eliasson said: "I hope the residents of Vejle will embrace Fjordenhus and identify with it as a new landmark for the harbour and their city." Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
Scandinavian artist, Olafur Eliasson has completed his first structure, Fjordenhus ("House of the Inlet") in Vejle, Denmark.

The 28-metre, castle-like edifice – a collaborative effort between Eliasson and German architect Sebastian Behmann – stands in the shallows of the city’s harbour and is accessible by a footbridge.

The building’s ground floor is open to the public and features Eliasson’s artworks, while the upper levels – connected by a winding stair as well as by a built-in elevator – serve as the headquarters of the project’s commissioner, investment firm Kirk Capital.

Speaking on Fjordenhus's appearance, Eliasson explained that it was intended to be an "organic building" which could respond to the "shimmering water" and "ebb and flow of the tides". In doing so, it would change "at different times of the day and of the year".
The cavernous structure also features a built-in elevator and spiral staircase. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
At night the building, which is set with a number of internal lights, resembles a lighthouse. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
A footbridge connects Fjordenhus to the quay. Credit: Photo by Anders Sune Berg
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