Boyarsky Murphy Architects

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vatnsmyri, reykjavik

Active Surface

The flat plane of the existing airport is manipulated by excavation and land fill to create an emerging green infrastructure that provides a new urban framework for Vatnsmyri. This underlying new topography provides the framework to distribute built form, open space, circulation, and orientation and visual links. The landscape has been generated with reference to Iceland’s natural and geological features, the pervading winds, the surrounding context and linkages to the existing city centre.