Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre on Stamp

Iceland Post has issued a stamp to commemorate the opening of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

The stamp and sheet were designed by Olafur Eliasson.

Harpa, Reykjavik's new 28,000 sq m concert hall and conference centre, features four separate halls and is located on the harbour between the city centre and the North Atlantic Ocean.

As well as being home to the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra and Icelandic Opera, the venue will hold corporate events.

Harpa was to open in December 2009 but was delayed due to Iceland's financial crisis.

Designed by Henning Larsen Architects with acoustics conceived by Artec Consultants Inc., the building is equipped with technologically advanced sound, staging and presentation systems that will allow for a mix of large conventions, receptions, concerts, exhibitions and public programs.

Harpa's multi-faceted glass facades are the result of a collaboration between artist Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen Architects. Reminiscent of the crystallised basalt columns commonly found in Iceland, the southern facades create kaleidoscopic reflections of the city and the surrounding landscape.

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