THE SETTLEMENT EXHIBITION in Reykjavik City Centre

In 2001 archaeological remains were excavated in Aðalstræti, which turned out to be the oldest relics of human habitation in Reykjavík. A wall fragment was found dating before 871 AD. During the excavation a hall or a longhouse was found as well, from the tenth century.  The remains were conserved at their original location in an Exhibition in the basement of the hotel building. Carefully designed walls around the remains of the long-house for its best protection as well as the floor is maintained in original shape using terrazzo for welcoming the guests to the museum.

 

The construction of Viking Age buildings is explained using multimedia technology. Computer technology is used to give an impression of what life was like in the hall.

 

The Exhibition aims to provide insights into the environment of the Reykjavik farm at the time of the first settlers. Exhibits include artefacts from archaeological excavations in central Reykjavik.

 

Project: Archaeological Museum

 

Location: Adalstraeti 16 in Reykjavik Iceland

 

Type: Commission

 

Year: 2005

 

Size: 1000 m2

 

Client: Reykjavik City Council

 

Architects: TEIKN architects, VA architects, Argos Architects

 

Status: Built

 

Photographer: Sigurdur Pall Sigurdsson

 

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