New building techniques and art are merging in the beautiful building Fjordenhus, which the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio are behind.
The building consists of four continuous cylinders with a height of 28 meters, which rise majestically by Vejle Fjord and create a connection between the fjord and the city.
Fjordenhus is at one and the same time a contemporary Gesamtkunstwerk and a fully functional building, which is the headquarters of the project's developer Kirk Kapital A/S.
The ground floor, which is open to the public, is dedicated to the interaction between the building and the surrounding fjord. Wind and weather beautifully reflect the specially glazed masonry in various colorful shades, and you can get very close to the fjord in the two water-flowing rooms.
VejleMuseerne offers guided tours around Fjordenhus. Here you will hear the stories of the beautiful artwork on the ground floor and you will be able to see other parts of the building that are not normally open to the public.
The route for the guided tours varies and will only be determined on the day, as it must be taken into account that Fjordenhus is also a workplace.
There are guided tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3.30 PM, 5 PM and 6.30 PM and on weekends and holidays at. 10 AM, 11.30 AM and 1 PM. Guided tours are open until September 2020 and it costs 50 DKK to take part in a guided tour.
Please note that the guided tours are not suitable for wheelchair users and people who have trouble walking, as the tours often include the first floor, which is only accessible via stairs.
Frequently asked questions about Fjordenhus
The lower floor is open every weekday from 7.00 to midnight.
There is one hour parking at Fjordenhus. It is also possible to park at the public parking spaces at the entrance to Klubøen and along Stævnen opposite Østerbo/HavneBo.
It is free to visit the ground floor during opening hours. Guided tours cost 50 DKK for adults and children over 5 years.