Video: Harpa Concert Hall / Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson

Designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Batteriid Architects, the Harpa Concert Hall was one of the finalists for Building of the Year. On the border between land and sea, the Center stands out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbor space as well as the vibrant life of the city. This is all very elegantly represented in Pedro Kok‘s video which gives us more insight to the building from multiple viewpoints.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Video: Harpa Concert Hall / Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson" 12 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • Ryan Siemers

    Very nice piece. Nicely framed shots that represent traditional compositions in architectural photography, given additional context through motion. I would have loved to see a mix of day and evening shots as well as more of a mix of occupancy.

    This is after all a space who’s purpose is performance. I want to see it perform.

  • Pedro Kok

    Dear Ryan, this video was recorded in late June, when there is no evening/night in Reykjavik. Some things are, fortunately, completely out of our control.

  • Devincci

    BELLO BELLO BELLO!!! (I’m English but this had to be expressed in Italian)