The Harpa - Iceland Treasure Island. The Harpa
is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. It houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera. Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen
Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
It is a curious, outlandish structure consisting of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different and regularly changing colours, replicating the Northern Lights. Which comes in handy when you are trying to chase them but they keep escaping you.
The building is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík and the opening concert was held on May 11, 2011, conducted by the world famous conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy,
who has held Icelandic citizenship since 1972. The wide glass windows offer breathtaking panoramic views of water and snow-capped mountains. Iceland is unique and Harpa a true gem of the North.
Capacity 1800 Seats
Open Date 2011
Architects Henning Larsen Architects
Address Reykjavík - Iceland http://www.photoyourspace.com/buildings/#/harpa-iceland/