The Elliðaár Power Station was commissioned in 1921, illuminating our path towards the future. Electricity and the utilities that followed not only revolutionised everyday living conditions in Reykjavík but ushered in an era of knowledge and innovation. With the opening of Elliðaárstöð in autumn 2022, the site will become an indoor and outdoor destination where the language of design relates both the industrial and societal history of the place, along with its scientific underpinnings.
The old buildings will have new roles and guests of all ages can take part in a playful, enlightening experience in the magical environment of Elliðaárdalur Park. Instead of harnessing the energy of the river, Elliðaárstöð will harness people and ideas.
For DesignMarch, design team Terta will give a guided tour of the area, which is still under construction, discussing the team’s design approach. Elliðaárstöð will also be hosting other interesting events where visitors can experience the area’s rich natural resources, its nature and history.
Elliðaárstöð programme for DesignMarch, 7th and 8th of May (both days):
11:00 – 12:30: Man in the Woods – Design walk through Elliðaárhólmi where design installations will be decovered.
13:00 – 14:00: Design tour with Terta design team at Elliðaárstöð.
14:30 – 15:30: Botanical Expansion Tour with Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir
16:00: Eydís Egilsdóttir Kvaran will perform her composition Skerpla for “dórófón” in the old power station at Elliðaárstöð.
12:00 – 17:00: Design activities at Elliðaárstöð area throughout the day.
Terta is a cross-disciplinary design team of architects, designers and artists. Terta means ‘cake’. Terta’s main ingredients are play, enligthenment and circular philosophy.
Terta design team:
Atli Bollason, project manager
Ármann Agnarsson, graphic designer
Brynhildur Pálsdóttir, designer
Eva Huld Friðriksdóttir, architect (Stika)
Magnea Guðmundsdóttir, architect (Stika)