As if Reykjavík, Iceland needed any help in the beauty department, the Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall lends its prismatic hand to enliven the skyline of the city’s eastern harbor. This mammoth structure, housing a world-renowned concert hall, was designed by Henning Larsen Architects and artist Olafur Eliasson.
The architects, engineers and artist came up with innovative 12-sided bricks made of steel and glass to compliment the landscape of Reykjavík. Illuminated at night, the building takes on a magical quality, especially when reflected in the pond on Harpa Square (pictured above).
The inside of the building is almost as fabulous as the exterior, with the grand Eldborg Main Hall dazzling in red and the other three halls following suit with exquisite details and what we can only imagine to be breathtaking acoustics.
Harpa puts on a variety of different events throughout the year, so any visit to Reykjavík should include an evening at the stunning location. Check the hall’s website for performance schedules and more information about the building’s design.
Photo source: Harpa website