Reykjavik’s Flippin’ Cool Harpa Concert Hall

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Harpa is one heck of a crazy great place to watch a symphony. The colored glass concert hall is on the edge of Reykjavik and was build to blend with the basalt landscape of Iceland. Plus, it’s flippin’ amazing.  The facilty opened for concert business in  May 4, 2011. the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the offices of The Icelandic Opera. And, once again, it’s flippin’ cool.

This amazing structure consists of a steel framework clad with geometric shaped colored glass panels; and was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Also, crazy backstory; construction of Harpa began in 2007 but was halted by the 2008 Icelandic financial crisis. The completion of the half-built Harpa was uncertain the Icelandic government jumped in and decided in 2008 to fully fund the rest of the construction of the half-built concert hall.

Harpa is the first purpose-built concert hall in Reykjavík. Did we mention it’s flippin’ cool? Let’s take a little photographic journey through Harpa…

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