HARPA: Reykjavík Concert and Conference Center opens!
"It was spectacular. I've never heard choir in Beethoven's ninth symphony with such a beauty. This beats everything that I've heard in Reykjavík and even beyond"
- Ríkarður Ö. Palsson
about HARPA: Reykjavík Concert and Conference Center, Reykjavík, Iceland
HARPA: Reykjavík Concert and Conference Center
In the Press
Christophe Huss | Le Devoir | 7 mai 2011
La dernière salle de concert à ouvrir avant celle de Montréal était inaugurée cette semaine à Reykjavik, capitale de l'Islande, au son de la 9e Symphonie de Beethoven dirigée par Vladimir Ashkenazy. Elle doit son acoustique aux ingénieurs d'Artec, choisis pour le projet de l'Adresse symphonique [ La Maison Symphonique de Montréal ] à Montréal. Le Devoir était sur place. read more
Harpa wins World Architecture Award.
IceNews | 14 May 2011
Iceland’s new concert and conference centre has won the World Architecture Award.
Harpa, the brand new concert and conference centre by Reykjavik harbour, yesterday found out it had won the World Architecture Award. The news came on day one of Harpa’s three-day long opening festival.
The award is decided by the nominations of some 250 architects, university professors, critics and editors of architecture industry publications.
The 250 experts from around the world awarded 11 buildings from countries including India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Italy the prestigious prize this year, RUV reported.
Harpa’s impressive glass facade was specially made in China and designed by acclaimed Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.
Deutsche Welle TV. Opening of Harpa.
Deutsche Welle on opening of Harpa from Henning Larsen Architects on Vimeo.