Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall SI

Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall

A striking addition to the Icelandic and European cultural scene, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre will open its doors to the public on May 4th 2011. Harpa will offer a diverse range of performances, from classical to contemporary, and it will be home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic Opera. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects with acoustics conceived by Artec Consultants Inc., the building is equipped with technologically advanced sound, staging and presentation systems that will allow for a mix of large conventions, receptions, concerts, exhibitions and public programs. Harpa’s multi-faceted glass facades are the result of a collaboration between artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects. Reminiscent of the crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the southern facades create kaleidoscopic reflections of the city and the surrounding landscape. Olafur Eliasson has designed a stamp sheet for Iceland Post to commemorate the opening of Harpa

Technical Details

Issue Date: 04.05.2011
Designer: Olafur Eliasson
Printer: Post Denmark Print
Process: Intaglio and Offset Litho
Colours: 4-colour offset
Size: 143,5 x 149,5 m
Values: 485.00