Harpa Reykjavik Conference Centre launches in Iceland

The Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre is launching a series of celebratory events today (4 May) in the run up to its inauguration on 20 August.

Harpa opens on 4 May 2011
Harpa opens on 4 May 2011

Harpa, Reykjavik's new 28,000 sq m concert hall and conference centre, features four separate halls and is located on the harbour between the city centre and the North Atlantic Ocean.

As well as being home to the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, the venue will hold corporate events.

"This constitutes an extraordinary moment for Iceland and its many local businesses," said Harpa managing director Hoskuldur A´sgeirsson. "We look forward to welcoming events of the highest quality as well as people from all over the world."

Harpa was to open in December 2009 but was delayed due to Iceland's financial crisis.

Henning Larsen Architects designed the building, which features a main concert hall – Eldborg - for up to 1,800 people.

Silfurberg is a large conference hall on the second floor of Harpa which can accommodate up to 750 delegates. The centre also has an exhibition hall, meeting hall and a further small room for up to 195.

View C&IT’s video of Harpa in development.

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