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Harpa
The congress Via Nordica 2012 is held in a new Concert and
Conference Centre in Reykjavik, called Harpa (the Harp).
It is designed by the Danish architects, HLA and the Icelandic
architects Batteríið. The facadeswith the striking appearance
were designed by HLA and the Icelandic-Danish artist Ólafur
Eliasson. The owner is Austurhöfn owned by the Icelandic
state and the town Reykjavik. The contractor was IAV.
Even though there only one year since Harpa was opened
there has already been visited by one million guests which is
three times the entire number of Icelanders.
Youwill findmore information about Harpa at
www.harpa.is
All photos: Odd Stefan Thorisson