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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre

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"Harpa has been standing in Reykjavík for a little more than a decade, but it's already one of the city's most iconic buildings. The steel-framed, glass-paneled concert hall opened in 2011 as the anchor of the redeveloped waterfront. Each of its window contains an LED light, so light shows can illuminate the building at night. This is the home of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera. Other concerts and performances regularly fill its four venues, as well. Even if you don't have event tickets, you should still visit Harpa. Hnoss Restaurant sits on the ground floor, and the upper levels have great views of the city and the water. Bonus: It's the perfect warm spot to watch New Year's Eve fireworks."
"The Harpa building is a concert and conference center in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, in the western district of Miðborg. The architecture studio Henning Larsen, the artist Olafur Eliasson and Artec Consultants Inc. participated in its design. It is located in front of the sea. Due to the crisis of 2008 and 2009, the project was temporarily stopped. The building was inaugurated in 2011. In 2013 it received the Mies van der Rohe Prize.3 It is the headquarters of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera."
"The Harpa is a gorgeous glass building right along the ocean that hosts concerts and plays. There is no charge to walk around inside and marvel at the design! If you are interested in learning more about the building, the origin of its name, and the inspiration behind its design as well as photograph it from different angles, you can book a guided half-hour tour. Harpa also offers multiple event spaces where you can catch concerts, festivals, theater performances, exhibitions, or comedy shows year-round."

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