University Square – Congratulations!
On 1 December 2007, the new University Square complex was delivered to the University of Iceland. IPC, together with the architecture firms Hornsteinar and TIS, were awarded the project following a closed competition among contractors and designers, which took place in the summer of 2005. Contractual negotiations were then finalised, and in April 2006 Iceland Prime Contractor began work.
University Square is the collective name for two buildings and a connecting structure. The three buildings have been given the names Háskólatorg (University Square), Gimli, and Tröd and have a total floor area of nearly 10,000 square metres. The latter phase of the project will be completed in February 2008.
University Square will be the primary workplace of over 200 University employees and more than 1,500 students. Several hundred guests are expected to visit University Square each day.
University Square was build to meet the University’s great need for additional facilities for staff and students. Both buildings will contain reading rooms and work facilities for over 300 undergraduate and graduate students from various departments. The interior space is designed with strong emphasis on flexibility so that it can meet the University of Iceland’s changing needs for links and integration as University operations change.
Iceland Prime Contractor wishes to congratulate the students and staff of the University of Iceland on this important milestone.