On our second day in Iceland, before going to the south coast, we first visited Harpa, the Reykjavik opera house. This building was opened in may 2011. It hosts concert halls and a conference centre. It also has a bar, a restaurant and a few shops. It was designed by the danish architect office Henning Larsen, helped by the icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. It is a steel framework coebered with glass panels of different shapes and colours. The photo shows a closer view on the roof inside the building. The buidling won the Mies van der Rohe price in 2013.
Anyway, this building could have been never ended ! It was originally part of a big project including hotels, restaurants, apartments, a shopping centre, a car park and the new headquarters of the icelandic bank Landsbanki. But the financial crisis in 2008 was very strong in Iceland and the construction of Harpa was stopped ... Finally the icelandic governement decided to finish Harpa but the rest of the project was cancelled. Today the icelandic people are proud of this beautiful piece of modern architecture !
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yquem46 (38750) 2013-07-15 12:46
Une bien belle image, graphique, esthétique et élégante
Bien observé et exploité
Bonne soirée, amicalement
mesutilgim (92402) 2013-07-15 13:02
Perfect observed and captured.
Almost a contemporary art photography. Great graphical effect.
Interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (36169) 2013-07-15 13:38
I had to read your notes carefully to understand the subject of your photograph. The opera house sounds like a most modern and artistic building.
Your photograph gives us an inkling of the modernism; it is sharp, nicely cropped and very intriguing.
My warm regards,
marabu61 (10273) 2013-07-15 15:48
Je dirais bien qu'ils on laisser la maison d'opera dans cette état. Le graphisme dans cette image est stupefiante. Plustôt une piece d'art qu'une photographe.
jemaflor (93299) 2013-07-15 23:19
Intéressant resultat avec ce graphisme et ces reflets, bien cadré de la sorte pour en faire une représentation originale et photogénique.
jjcordier (79295) 2013-07-15 23:27
Une façade propice à l'image graphique avec ces lignes et ces reflets. Tu l'as évidemment très bien exploitée dans cette bonne photo.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-16 5:20
superb shot this. The symmetry and abstract arty effect here are just stunning. A beautiful piece of observational imagery executed and presented creatively
and imaginatively. Love it!
delpeoples (56726) 2013-07-17 1:33
Salut cher Olivier
Wow, what a wonderful photo. The tight framing, the strong colours, the graphism and the light management are all truly flawless.
Excellent shot, stunning work
mjw364 (448) 2013-07-19 13:58
Nice abstract from the ceiling - a fascinating design that plays perceptual tricks with your eyes! Well observed.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20374)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-15 12:41