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There are two interesting examples of modern Architecture in Reykjavik that I have been looking forward to seeing - Harpa and Hallgrimskirkja. rnrnHarpa is a concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík. 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 geometrically shaped glass panels of different colours. In the opening concert on 4 May 2011, Iceland Symphony Orchestra performed under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy with the Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson as soloist. In 2013, the building won the European Union’s Mies van der Rohe award for contemporary architecture. (after Wikipedia). rnrnWe had good weather in Iceland except for one day when it was snowing. We went on that day to Reykjavik. rnHarpa is a fantastic building, the interior is a heaven for photographers. Interesting sharp edge from this POV.

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