The Maritime Center

Name
Baldur Helgi Snorrason
Education degree
Master
School
School of Architecture
Study programme
Architecture, Space & Time
Year
2016

The project sets out to capture the essence of an area in flux, moving from industry to commercial and residential properties through city development. It does so by tackling the notion of “the other place” through Foucaults concept of heterotopias. Elaborating by repurposing a vacant warehouse in Reykjavík, formerly used for the fishing industry in said area.  Addressing the city as an entitity constantly re-coding through construction and deconstruction. The house will become a platform for marine affairs. Linking the old harbour life with new innovative businesses, the warehouse will open its doors to the city, engaging the public in the increasingly important role of our shared resource while containing the essence of the old harbour.