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Massie warms to Iceland with three hot projects

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December 17 2009

Massie warms to Iceland with three hot projects
Graeme Massie Architects have won a competition to redesign the Old Harbour area of Reykjavic, Iceland, the practices third such success in the northern European outpost.

One of the largest such masterplans in the country this will outline an overarching framework for the harbour area, tying together major facilities such as a new concert hall by Henning Larsen with improved links to the city centre.

Massie intends to develop “a new identity” for the area by referencing its landscape and an offshore archipelago, stating: “A flexible arrangement of development islands is proposed, each of which assumes a unique identity defined by location, function, typological form and character.”

The project has been organised and funded by Associated Icelandic Ports.
Conceptual illustrations show an urbane, modernist approach
Conceptual illustrations show an urbane, modernist approach
Wedding the built and natural environments is a key objective for Massie
Wedding the built and natural environments is a key objective for Massie

1 Comment

Klinger
#1 Posted by Klinger on 17 Dec 2009 at 16:27 PM
Good for Reykjavic. Shame the City of Edinburgh haven't employed him.

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