Rather than spending the money on helping to fix Iceland’s economy during their worst economical crisis, the Icelandic government decided that building a pretty building was waayy more important. A mistake? Probably. But you can’t deny, they delivered on building an extremely pretty building.
Construction on the Harpa Concert Hall started in 2007 during Iceland’s economical crisis. It eventually opened in May 2011 and cost over 1.5 billion Icelandic krona to built, roughly the equivalent of 7.5 million pounds. Almost the whole building is covered with windows. That’s one hell of a window-cleaning job.
The Harpa Concert Hall has a view with snow capped mountains in one direction, a view of the city including Hallgrímskirkja in the other.