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Henning Larsen, Batteriid Architects, Olafur Eliasson
location Reykjavik
function congress centre, music theatre
contributed by Naomi

Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is the official home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. The new building is part of the East Harbour Project: an expansion and revitalisation of Reykjavík's eastern harbour with a new downtown plaza, a shopping street, a hotel, residential buildings, educational institutions, and mixed industry. Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson designed the south façade and developed the principle for the remaining north/east/west façades and roof. Elíasson deploys light, colour, and natural phenomena to test how physical movement, sensual engagement, and the interaction of body and brain influence our perception of our surroundings. In every glass block in the south side wall LED light is installed, to change the facade according to the seasons in Iceland. According to Harpa there has never been used so much LED in any construction in the world.

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JJobse says:
The honeycomb like cell structure is wonderfull looking at from different angles. Despite what the app says it is a public building. Even without a ticket the entrance hall can be visited during opening hours. When dark it looks even better, because of the led's.
Arnhem, Netherlands 16-Oct-11
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Opening hours It's possible to book a tour through the building. Check for more information.
Completion 8- 2011
Floor area/size 28000 m2
Main designer, ArchitectHenning Larsen
ArchitectBatteriid Architects
ArtistOlafur Eliasson
Project ID 8708
Latitude/Longitude 64°09'01N 21°55'56W
Contributed by Naomi
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