Whilst at the Harpa Center, the only thing that everyone will look at is the ceiling.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson designed the south facade, and developed the principle for the remaining north/east/west facades and roof in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríið Architects. Elíasson deploys light, colour and natural phenomena to test how physical movement, sensual engagement, and the interaction of body and brain influence our perception of our surroundings.
Henning Larsen Architects has gained a reputation for superb design, including the new Opera House in Copenhagen. Batteríið Architects have won numerous awards for their design, including the extension for the Icelandic Parliament.