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Hafnartorg Project: 2014-2016
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Photographs: PK arkitektar
Completion Year: 2018
Floor Area: 25000 m²
Typology: Multi-functional complex, Housing, Retail, Office

Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, Hans Tryggvason, Guðni Walderhaug & Fabrice Corminboeuf

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Ferill

Verkhönnun

Verkís

HafnartorgProject: 2014-2016

Pálmar Kristmundsson, Fernando de Mendonça, Arnhildur Pálmadóttir, Hans Tryggvason, Guðni Walderhaug & Fabrice Corminboeuf

Consultants:

Ferill

Verkhönnun

Verkís

Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Photographs: PK arkitektar
Completion Year: 2018
Floor Area: 25000 m²
Typology: Multi-functional complex, Housing, Retail, Office

The harbour area in Reykjavík, Iceland, is now the site for one of the largest construction projects undertaken in the city centre to this day. Known as “Hafnartorg”, or “Harbour Square”, the project connects the old centre to the new cultural structure Harpa and blurs the lines between old and new Reykjavík. Moreover, the project, centred on seven distinct buildings, creates a public space that stimulates movement through the area, carried over from adjacent areas.

The area will be a mix of shops, cafés, and restaurants, alongside residential apartments and modern office spaces. Ground floor spaces are dedicated to retail and service, whereas upper floors are reserved for residential apartments and office spaces. Green rooftop gardens will be accessible to all tenants, essentially forming a secret haven amidst the colourful rooftops of Reykjavík. Essentially, the overarching purpose of the project is to create a multifunctional space and merge, in the best possible way, work life, family life, and recreation alongside supporting existing activity in the vibrant and colourful city centre.