Harpa (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈhar̥pa]) is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The opening concert was held on May 4, 2011. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland.
Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped glass panels of different colours. The building was originally part of a redevelopment of the Austurhöfn area dubbed World Trade Center Reykjavík, which was partially abandoned when the 2008 Icelandic financial crisis took hold. The development was intended to include a 400-room hotel, luxury apartments, retail units, restaurants, a car park and the new headquarters of Icelandic bank Landsbanki. As of 2015, apart from Harpa, only the hotel looked likely actually to be built.
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Susan Hawkridge | May 16, 2018
Harpa Concert hall is a lovely glass building in Reykjavik, Iceland which is located near the Harbour. The building is very pretty when the sun Shine's on it, it twinkles with lots of different colours & is lit up at night so can be seen from a distance. Inside is a small shopping centre with gift shops, book shops, cafes, cinema & rest rooms. It has a relaxed atmosphere inside & the people are very friendly. A lovely place to visit on a cold afternoon.
Numm S | Jun 5, 2018
The 15 minutes 4 screens Iceland promo video showing in the basement level 2 is not very good at all. The ticket cost 1500kr. The video was short and the pictures were not sharp. The screens were high up so we had to tilt our heads the whole time. I would suggest people to avoid this. Aurora Northern Light Museum was much more fun.
Evan Taylor | Jun 26, 2018
It is not easy to describe just how beautifully unique Harpa's building is. From so many different angles on the outside you see such beautiful glasswork. Then you head inside and once again have so many fun angles to look up, down, left, right, etc. Fun to spend time here just taking photos. Would have loved to attend an event or just see the concert hall but time was not permitting for us. Alas, I fully intend to visit Reykjavik again in the future. Definitely a must see.
Neil Macleod | May 10, 2018
Down by the harbour, this modern building shines with reflected light and lures you in. Inside offers some spectacular geometric architecture, a cinematic tour of Iceland, a shop and bars, as well as the chance to be entertained by the various concerts and shows on offer. There are also areas to relax, play games and be creative. The views over the harbour are spectacular. Just the side, is a stone covered beach, where you can practice balancing stones and leave your mark.
Joshua Reach | Apr 21, 2018
My favorite building in Reykjavik! The architecture is absolutely mesmerizing and even if you aren’t there to seeing a show, it’s still a cool place to walk around and take a break in from your excursions around the city. We paid to watch the 360 Iceland video experience which wasn’t really that impressive. It was a poorly stitched together “360” video that was projected in a square room - so don’t expect an I-Max experience. There was some standard folded chairs to sit on and it was incredibly hot. Other than the poor 360 video experience, Harpa is still a great place to visit.
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