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Supreme Court Iceland Building : Reykjavik Architecture

Contemporary Icelandic Architecture – design by Studio Granda Architects

Supreme Court building Reykjavik

Supreme Court Iceland Photography Sigurgeir Sigurjonsson

Date built: 1996

Design: Studio Granda, Architects

Supreme Court Iceland Studio Granda building

The Supreme Court of Iceland is the final court of appeal in the judiciary of Iceland. It is also the oldest court of law in Iceland and the higher of the two Icelandic court branches, the other being the District Courts of Iceland. Wikipedia

Address: Lindargata 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Phone: +354 510 3030

Model:

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After the transfer of power from Denmark, the Court was first housed in the Old Penitentiary Building on Skólavörðustígur in Reykjavík.

In 1949 it moved to the former court building on Lindargata.

In 1993 an architecture competition to design a new home for the Court was won by Margrét Harðardóttir and Steve Christer of Studio Granda, Reykjavík. The Icelandic Minister of Justice dug the first spade of ground for the new Courthouse of the Supreme Court of Iceland at Arnarhóll on 15 July 1994, laid the cornerstone of the building on the Court’s 75th anniversary, 16 February 1995, and handed it over to the Court for use on 5 September 1996.

Supreme Court Iceland architects : Studio Granda


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Hof Residence, Skakafjordur fjord
Studio Granda
Hof Residence
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Hof Residence

Studio Granda is an architects practice based in Reykjavík, Iceland. The firm was founded in 1987 by wife and husband team Margrét Hardardóttir (1959, Reykjavík, Iceland) and Steve Christer (1960, Blackfyne, UK). They studied at the Architectural Association in London, England.

Architectural philosophy[edit]
Studio Granda’s work is characterised by a respect for the traditional materials of Iceland – stone, sheet metal and timber – and with their sensitive awareness of local context can be linked to the Critical Regionalism school. The work might also be regarded in the light of the Nordic modernist tradition, typified by architects such as Alvar Aalto, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Sverre Fehn, and Jørn Utzon.

Important works include:

Reykjavík City Hall (1987-1992)
Supreme Court of Iceland, Reykjavík (1993-1996):
Reykjavík Art Museum (1997-2000)




Iceland Buildings – Selection

Icelandic Opera, Reykjavik
Design: Arkitema / Arkthing Architects
Icelandic Opera
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Icelandic Opera

Reykjavik University building
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
Reykjavik University building
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Reykjavik University building

The Supreme Court of Iceland (Icelandic: Hæstiréttur Íslands, lit. Highest Court of Iceland) is the final court of appeal in the judiciary of Iceland. It is also the oldest court of law in Iceland and the higher of the two Icelandic court branches, the other being the District Courts of Iceland.

The Supreme Court of Iceland is located at the Dómhúsið (Courthouse) at Arnarhóll in Reykjavík, a building that was specially built for that purpose and that came into use in 1996.
source: wikipedia

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