WORKac was one of five invited teams to propose a new Headquarters for Landsbanki Bank in Reykjavik, Iceland. Our proposal was conceived of as a historical, urban, architectural and programmatic connector to knit together the old fabric of the city center with the scale of new developments at the city's edge.
The building is formed from a series of programmatic strips stacked to create strategic voids and shared elevated gardens. On the inside, the strips allow for maximum flexibility and provide ideal northern exposure for the offices while also protecting outdoor spaces from the northern winds. Inspired by the interwoven patterns of Icelandic art, the façade combines structure with fenestration.