Henning Larsen Architects has designed the facade of the Concert Hall in close collaboration with the local architects Batteríið Architects and the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
As the rest of the building, the design of the facades is inspired by nature. In particular, the characteristic local basalt formations have provided the inspiration for the geometric facade structure.
Gross floor area: 28,000 m2
Year of construction: 2007 – 2011
Type of assignment: First prize in international PPP competition, 2005
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Architects
Landscape architects: Landslag efh and Lisbeth Westergaard
Façade design and development: Olafur Eliasson and Studio Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects
Owner and operator: Harpa, Portus Group, AGO (operator of Harpa), Totus (owner of Harpa)
Engineers: Artec Consultants, Mannvit Engineers, Hnit Consulting Engineers, Efla Engineers, ArtEngineering, and Ramboll
Design Manager: IAV
Other consultants: ASK Architects, Almenna Consulting Engineers, Verkis Consulting Engineers, Verkhönnun Engineers, Jasper Parrott (international consultant), and Vladimir Ashkenazy (artistic adviser)
Photographer: Nic Lehoux