Iceland’s Harpa: one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls

Photo: Júlíus Sigurjónsson

The Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik has been named one of the world’s Top 5 most beautiful concert venues by CNN Style.

“Artists, designers and architects from around Scandinavia came together to create this 2011 steel and glass creation by the harbour in Reykjavik, Iceland,” reads the description. “Lead architects Henning Larsen worked with local practice Batteríið Architects and Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson on the design, including its geometric structure inspired by local basalt formations.”

Harpa is the home of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera.

Photo: Kristinn Ingvarsson

Photo: Júlíus Sigurjónsson

Photo: Eggert Jóhannesson

Photo: Eggert Jóhannesson

Photo: Harpa

Photo: Styrmir Kári

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