Founded in 2008, shortly after the global banking and financial crisis, Landsbankinn became one of Iceland’s largest financial institutes within just a few years. Until 2022, its approximately 1,000 members of staff have been working in 13 different buildings spread across Reykjavik. Those in charge at the bank wanted to change this situation.
Copyright header image: C.F. Møller Architects
The four interlacing buildings being built near Reykjavik’s famous Harpa Concert and Opera Hall reflect the raw nature of Iceland. The shape of the buildings is inspired by Iceland’s topography and forms a pentagon in its layout. Both the horizontal, layered basalt stone panels on the facade and the generous water areas capture Iceland’s wild nature with its jagged landscapes, cliffs and lakes.
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