SUSTAINABLE NORTH

WATERSYSTEM OF REYKJAVÍK CENTRAL

The project is about the wetland water basin in Reykjavík, and subsequently how a landscape-based water and image restoration project can impart ecological and sustainable approaches towards improving quality of life in the city. Employing water as the main agent, the project aims to connect surrounding housing areas and the University campus to the city center, through a large scale landscape designed park with three unique characteristics; the wetlands, the pond and the canal. Existing pocket parks and public spaces in the city are linked, providing a continuous parksystem through the city center, enhancing opportunities for alternative modes of transport and reducing the need to travel by car in the area.

An extensive landscape-based water and image restoration project that links the historical, social, economic and environmental qualities the city has to offer, greatly enhancing an image of a sustainable, green and environmentally conscious city.

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Heiðar Smári Harðarson  |   heidarsmari@gmail.com