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Henning Larsen Architects-designed Harpa Concert Hall receives Mies van der Rohe Award

Harpa - Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Batteriid Architects and Studio Olafur Eliasson, has won one of the most prestigious architecture awards worldwide, The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2013.

Wiel Arets, Chair of the Jury, said: "Harpa has captured the myth of a nation - Iceland - that has consciously acted in favour of a hybrid-cultural building during the middle of the ongoing Great Recession. The iconic and transparent porous 'quasi brick' appears as an ever-changing play of coloured light, promoting a dialogue between the city of Reykjavik and the building's interior life.

"By giving an identity to a society long known for its sagas, through an interdisciplinary collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects and artist Olafur Eliasson, this project is an important message to the world and to the Icelandic people, fulfilling their long expected dream."

Harpa is situated in Reykjavik, Iceland, and was inaugurated in August 2011. Harpa forms part of large-scale development plan for the eastern harbour of Reykjavik. The 28,000 sq m concert hall comprises four music and conference halls and has brought together city and harbour.

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