This competition entry for the conversion of the old airpot near Reykjavik received a 3rd prize. The project succeeded in organizing a large central rectangle connecting the old center of the town, with a new center organized near one of the runways. 85% of this regional figure already exists. A large park, featuring a microcosm of the different geologies and ecosystems of Iceland, would become the center of the expanded city. Residential typologies have been reinvented by focusing on very low sunlight angles, which are a unique feature in the area.
Airport Conversion, Reykjavik
2006 — 2006
mixed, public, landscape, infrastructure, residential
Alexander D’Hooghe, Luk Peeters, Andrew Corrigan, Oliver Wuttig, James Graham