01. February 2013

Harpa is a finalist in an architectural competition

Harpa has reached the finals in an architectural competition in Europe. The competition is the Mies van der Rohe award for modern architecture.

Harpa is now in a group off five other buildings in Europe who will be competing for the award, 335 proposals were submitted from 37 countries.

This is a huge victory for the architects and designers who contributed to the design of the Harp.

Nominated for the awards for Harp are:
Batteriid architects, Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson studio.
We at IAV are of course very proud of having been the main contractor off Harp project.

Other buildings that compete in the finals are:

City Hall, Ghent, Belgium: Robb Recht but judge Architecten; Marie-José Van Hee Architecten

Superkilen, Copenhagen, Denmark: BIG Bjarke Ingels Group; Topotek1; Superflex

House for Elderly People, Alcacer do Sal, Portugal :Aires Mateus Arquitecto

Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain: J. Mayer H.

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Construction in Keflavík is in full swing
24. June 2021

Construction in Keflavík is in full swing

The design phase in Keflavik which began in the middle of September 2020 has now been completed. The permission to commence is expected within the next few weeks. ÍAV received early permission to carry out the earthworks of the apron to ensure that the concrete paving could commence as early in the summer as possible. ÍAV has dug and removed 120.000 cubic metres of soil and rock and imported 100.000 cubic metres of crushed aggregates since March 9th, 2021.

Sky Lagoon handed over
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30. November 2018

Móavegur 2-12, Progress Report

Since contract signing on Feb 16, 2018, a continuous progress is claimed by ÍAV and sub trades on Móavegur 2-12 project site in Reykjavík. The project is to deliver in a turn-key manner a 155-apartment affordable rental-housing complex entailing six 3-4 storey buildings with a shared underground carpark, with anticipated project completion in June of 2020. The Client Bjarg is a non-profit organization formed by two of Iceland’s largest confederations of labour, ASÍ and BSRB.

Project status on Burfell Power Plant expansion.
14. June 2018

Project status on Burfell Power Plant expansion.

Now about 85% of all construction has been completed on the Burfell power plant expansion. All water chanels have been concluded. The entrance chanel was completed late April and the sewerage chanel was completed in beginning of May.