tripoli harbor and tourist facilities borgarfjordur eystra iceland designboom
trípólí arkitektar proposes harbor-side tourist facility for eastern iceland
all images courtesy of trípólí arkitektar

 

 

 

reykjavík-based architecture practice trípólí has revealed proposed plans for a waterfront harbor and tourist facilities building in eastern iceland. the timber-clad design, which was entered as part of an open competition, comprises three storeys each overlooking the adjacent bay.

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the proposed timber-clad building contains harbor amenities at ground level

 

 

 

located in borgarfjörður eystri, the building can be accessed from two levels, with the front entrance leading to equipment and storage amenities at ground level. more public areas of the plan are located above, with various dining and exhibition spaces.

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the building can also be accessed from the back

 

 

 

the rugged wooden façade is punctuated with bold, generously proportioned apertures that frame views across the coastal landscape. the use of timber remains apparent inside the structure, covering flooring, walls, and ceilings.

tripoli harbor and tourist facilities borgarfjordur eystra iceland designboom
the use of timber remains apparent inside the structure

tripoli harbor and tourist facilities borgarfjordur eystra iceland designboom
the upper levels of the plan include dining and exhibition areas

tripoli harbor and tourist facilities borgarfjordur eystra iceland designboom
the wooden façade is punctuated with generously proportioned apertures

tripoli harbor and tourist facilities borgarfjordur eystra iceland designboom
the building would be located in borgarfjörður eystri, eastern iceland

 

 

project info:

 

program: harbor and tourist facilities
location: borgarfjörður eystri, iceland
open competition: 2015
design team: andri gunnar lyngberg andrésson, guðni valberg, and jón davíð ásgeirsson
special thanks: anna dröfn ágústsdóttir