Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre Reykjavik

             
                 

Description

    • Harpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland.
      The building’s design was made by Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with the artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure is made of a steel framework clad with different coloured and irregularly-shaped glass panels. The building was originally part of a redevelopment of the Austurhöfn area dubbed World Trade Center Reykjavík, being abandoned after the financial crisis took hold.
      The completion of the structure was uncertain. In 2008 the government decided to fully fund the rest of the construction costs for the half-built concert hall. Harpa is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík. It houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera.

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Key Figures

    • Year of Construction: 2011
    • Usable Floor Area: 28,000 sqm
    • Building height: 43 m
    • Building utilization capability: 100 %

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