Harpa Concert Hall Reykjavik
When work began on Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in 2005, it was designed to incorporate four halls, each representing one of the four forces of nature: earth, fire, water, and light. Its most impressive feature was to be a south-facing façade conceived by the acclaimed Berlin artist Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson’s vision was inspired by the stunning Icelandic landscape, in particular its crystallized basalt columns. Keen to work the curious geometric shapes of Icelandic nature into the structure and reflect the building’s surroundings, he called upon the unique properties of SCHOTT NARIMA® color effect glass.