Prison project near Reykjavik

The client for the new prison project is the Ministry of the Interior and Framkvæmdasýsla Ríkisins (FSR - Government Construction Contracting Agency)

GCCA is a state agency, which is directly under the Ministry of Finance is handling procurement, contract and surveillance of quality during the building period.

GCCA is expected to be leading in standardization of procurement formation and development of construction methods, as well as in the use of information technology in its field. GCCA has therefor required the design team of the project to use the BIM (Building information modeling) process and the contractor IAV as well. This means that IAV is required for example to make the Project Schedule in the BIM model. IAV welcomes the opportunity in this project to implement the BIM process and looks at this as an opportunity to stay in touch with new and exciting developments in the building industry.

The Prison project in Hólmsheiði in the outskirt of Reykjavík consist of a 3.595 m2. building on one level with a brutto volume of 14.443 m3. The lot is approximately 37.400m2.

The building will be made of concrete poured at site and partly pre-fabricated, with a Corten steel façade on the outside of the prison cells.

The new prison has 56 cells which will be used for prisoners in custody and women prisoners. When the new prison is fully functional the old prison Hegningarhúsið (built in 1872) will be closed as well as the old women prison in Kópavogur and 6 cells at Litla Hraun, the old prison at Eyrabakki which is 60 km from Reykjavík. These cells that are now used for custody prisoners will be used for prisoners with long term sentences.

Customer Ministry of interior
Architect Arkís
Landscaping design Arkís
Project start Febrúar 2014
Project finish Desember 2015
Contractor ÍAV
Electrical engineering Verkís
Structural engineering Mannvit
HVAC engineering Mannvit
Supervision Government Construction Contracting Agency
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