project directors/designers: Jeffrey P. Turko, Gudjon T. Erlendsson
team: Dagmar Sirch, Sibyl Trigg, Jesus R Velazco (3D Visualization)
engineers: Buro Happold
landscape architects: Craft:Pegg
environmental consultant: System Science
Our vision for Vatnsmyri sets out to develop a clear local/global identity for the site that stands in strong relation with the existing region and future city of Reykjavik. We call this new urban region Turf City. Turf City has been conceived from the traditional Icelandic turf houses and the relationship with the landscape/ground, the space it produces and how these instances blur between each other. Our aim is to use these conditions as an architectural rule for generating a new urban condition that offers the desired spatiality of evolved European cities and the functionality of designed cities of the 20th century, with a strong spatial and formal ambience we see as Icelandic.