Icelandic Connector

Project Description

Domestic Transit Hub and Urban Bridge
Vatnsmyri District, Reykjavik, Iceland

This upgrade to Reykjavik’s controversial domestic airport enables arrival in the heart of the city while reuniting its north and south districts across the main arterial road--establishing a civic gateway linking urban and rural Iceland.  The building design is a product of the urban and detail scales; my curtain wall proposal aims to capture and reflect the constantly changing colors of the arctic sky while utilizing the hovering roadway to reflect light into the sunken concourse.  Vehicles, pedestrians and programs are braided together in plan and section, maximizing adjacencies and disrupting the linearity of the bar.