Harpa, Concert and conference hall – Building of the year
The Swedish design magazine Form has chosen the Harp building of the year.
The magazine has specialized itself in reviewing architectural and designing in the Nordic countries, but it´s main focus is Sweden – www.formmagazine.se
Other buildings/projects that were considered are, The ski platform in Holmenkollen Oslo Norway, 8-tallet in Copenhagen Denmark, Fagerborg daycare center in Oslo Norway and Guest room in the Cathedral in Lund Sweden. In the committees review it was noted that either the Harp is a sign of a new Reykjavik or dangerous handling of finances.
With that put to rest the fact is that sales of group tours to Iceland have multiplied and is the attraction of the Harp said to be a main factor in this increase, as noted in the committees notification.