Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland and is located in the southwest of the country. Probably the most celebrated contemporary Icelandic building is Harpa – Icelandic Concert & Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects + Olafur Eliasson.
Harpa – Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Batteriið Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson, has won one of the most prestigious architecture awards worldwide, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.
Design: Andersen & Sigurdsson Arkitekter; Teikn Architects
The layout is simple and rational allowing for a great degree of flexibility. Extensive glass facades allow travellers to engage in the activities on apron plus spectacular views to the vast landscape and mountains.
Design: Arkis Architects
This building is one of 30 model projects of the ‘Nordic Built principles’, and embodies the principles in its design and function. It is the result of rigorous consultation with the users with the aim of creating a sustainable prison.
Design: FELIXX with JVantSpijker
These Dutch design offices, with Orri Steinarsson, won a international urban design competition in Iceland. Strategic redevelopment of a coastal area of 140 hectares.
Design: PK Arkitektar
In Winter 2012 the studio was invited to take part in a competition for vacation rental cottages. The 20 cabins were to be located in Brekkuskógur, in the South West of Iceland.
Design: Yrki architects
The orange color of the structure is that of traditional seaman’s wear. The alerting orange color makes the seamen visible, from near and from far, and enhances their security.
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The house creates a serene family sanctuary that harmoniously connects inhabitants with the surrounding natural environment by combining the most sustainable, eco -friendly materials and energy efficient technologies with minimalist architectural design.
Design: FELIXX with JVantSpijker
Dutch team wins Icelandic architecture competition: two Rotterdam based offices will design the new redevelopment plan of an industrial seaside area in Reykjavik. The plan consists of 110.000 square meters of mixed use program, including four hundred new dwellings.
Design: Minarc, Architects
New building on the slopes of Mt. Hengill: “In a land of myth and legend, on an island where fire meets ice, surrounded by hot springs, glaciers, and the mystical glow of the Northern Lights, comes a new hotel”.
Design: KRADS, architects
The Station, a roadside stop in the Icelandic countryside, is a conjoined restaurant, drive-through, convenience store and gas station. Icelandic culture is in many ways shaped by American influences due to the 65-year long presence of an American army base in the country.
Design: Kollgata Arkitektúr
To commemorate the 150 year birthday of the township of Akureyri the city council decided to commission a cafe for the gardens. The site was at the center of the gardens, allowing for a 150m² building footprint.