Vatnsmyri is the old city airport of Reykjavik which in time will be transformed into a vibrant and innovative urban neighbourhood. For a competition in 2007 VHP made a poetic plan, inspired by the landscape, climate and culture of Iceland.
The program, comprising universities, hi-tech companies, a bus station, restaurants, leisure and housing, will on the north side be covered with a continuous landscape of moss and grass, like a traditional turf hut.
The sheltered south side has an open character and is as colorful as the existing city center. The main runway will be converted into a "lava strip", a heated outdoor area with public functions, connecting downtown Reykjavik with the thermal beach.
Images made while employed atVHP
Architecture | Urbanism | Landscape
Public Spaces | Industry | Infrastructure Interior | Water | Space | Graphics
Cartography | Infographics | Sections Photography | Black and white | Night Sketches | Paintifications | Stereo images Panoramas
Dudok's Bijenkorf, Rotterdam
Room for the River, Deventer
European Mars Analogue Research Station
Galecopper bridge, Utrecht
Van Kregtentunnel, Wierden