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Among many waterfalls, glaciers, geysers and so much more to see in Iceland is another gem that you need to add to your list by way of Harpa Reykjavik concert hall. Harpa concert hall is located in the centre of Reykjavik, designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The design consists of a steel framework clad with geometrically shaped glass panels of different colours. The whole building from top to bottom inside and out is just a delight to a photographer.
Whether you prefer shooting in the daytime or night photography, Harpa in Reykjavik has endless possibilities. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. Depending on how the light hits the geometrically shaped glass you all kinds of beautiful colours in addition to how the building reflects the water nearby as it is built right by the docks on the coastline.
Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall In Pictures
Had it not been for the Icelandic financial crisis in 2008, construction would have completed much earlier. Formally known as The Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Harpa Concert Hall now houses the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the offices of The Icelandic Opera. If you are in Reykjavik definitely take a few minutes to explore this building. Its also a short walk from Solfar Sun Voyager sculpture along Reykjavík’s scenic waterfront.
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