Harpa Reykjavik wins architecture prize

Iceland’s new concert and conference centre has won the World Architecture Award.

Harpa, the brand new concert and conference centre by Reykjavik harbour, yesterday found out it had won the World Architecture Award. The news came on day one of Harpa’s three-day long opening festival.

The award is decided by the nominations of some 250 architects, university professors, critics and editors of architecture industry publications.

The 250 experts from around the world awarded 11 buildings from countries including India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Italy the prestigious prize this year, RUV reported.

Harpa’s impressive glass facade was specially made in China and designed by acclaimed Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

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