KJÖRGARÐUR

REFURBISHMENT AND EXTENSION

description

Iceland’s first shopping mall was built in 1959 on Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street, and housed a variety of shops on three levels, with office space on the top floor. A few years later, a second floor of offices was added, but a third floor for offices that was part of the original design was not built.

Over the years, the building changed for the worse and was somewhat in decay. Our idea was to restore the building to its former glory and add a new roof extension. All existing floors were renovated, and a new restaurant was added to the first floor, as well as eight new apartments on the floors above, replacing the office spaces. Three more apartments were then added in a steel-frame roof extension, surrounded by a roof patio with terrific views across Reykjavík.

Team

Andri Gunnar Lyngberg Andrésson, Guðni Valberg, Jón Davíð Ásgeirsson

Location

Laugavegur 59

Client

Vesturgarður ehf.

Program

Apartments, Shops/Services, Offices

Size

3800 m2

Status

Ongoing