Ásta Þórðardóttir

The building is inspired by elements from the surrounding nature. On one hand the skerries near the harbour further in the fjord and on the other hand the mountain range above the harbour. The building sits on the harbour like a skerrie, around which the regular current flows. How the current of people and vehicles that traverse the harbour could be shaped was one of the main motifs. The form of the building and planning aim to control and create different channels on the harbour and through the building.

The interaction between man-made structures and nature and how the man-made can, with time, become a part of nature was also a point of inspiration. The building therefore rises from the ground from the west, grows and slowly transforms into dense, vertical walls.