Nordic Architecture on Tour - Iceland

4th lecture “Contemporary Architecture and Traditions” - In partnership with Archipel

The fourth event focuses on the past and present of Icelandic architecture.

Architect Pétur H. Ármannsson will give a historical overview of Icelandic architecture and traditions in his lecture “The mountains are their castles: Contemporary architecture and local traditions”. In his writings, research and curatorial work, Ármannsson has focused on the history of 20th century architecture in Iceland. 

In his lecture “Harpa – Architectural spring”, architect Sigurður Einarsson of Batteríið architects will give a presentation on Harpa, the Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, that won the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. Einarsson will also give an overview of the company’s most recent projects.

The event is organised by the Embassy of Iceland, the Iceland Design Centre and is a part of the lecture series of the Ghent-based architectural organisation Archipel. The lectures will be followed by an informal networking event.

Thursday 5 December


Universiteit Gent, Auditorium OEHOE, Ghent


Nordic Architecture on Tour is initiated and coordinated by the Nordic cultural institutes and embassies in Belgium: the Danish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The local partners of the project are Archipel, Architectuurwijzer, CIVA - Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage,  C-mine, M – Museum Leuven, Stad en Architectuur, Université de Liège and Vlaams Architectuurinstituut.

The project is supported by Nordic Culture Fund.         

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