Apartments in Hafnarfjördur
The building of approx 50 spacious, luxury apartments for the elderly, age 60 and over.
The buildings are well situated at the edge of untouched lava with an ocean view. The lava behind the buildings is conserved, so when designing the building site it was important to let the buildings fit well to the surroundings and not to block the view.
A short distance is from the exterior walls of the buildings to the site boarder and a considerable height difference. This height difference was solved by intergrading heath and slabs of lava into the unspoiled nature. An emphasise was put on easy access for pedestrians, handicapped and vehicle traffic. Choice of materials was influenced by minimising the need for maintenance of the grounds.
IPC got a price from the town of Hafnarfjordur for a beautiful landscaping around the buildings where the lava can flourish.
|Customer||IAV to sell on open market|
|Project start||October 2004|
|Project finish||April 2006|
|Structural engineering||VSB Engineering|
|Electrical engineering||RTS now Verkis
|HVAC engineering||VSB Engineering|