Radhus - City Hall, Reykjavík
The beautiful city hall lies at the northern end of Lake Tjornin at the edge of the water and anyone may enter. At the ground floor there is a topographical map of Iceland, perhaps the only reason for a visitor to enter the building. The map is 76 sq.m. and was built by Reykjavik Model Laboratory, consisting of 1mm thick paper sheets built up and glued together on plywood. It took 4 men 4 years to make it and is mounted on a frame that can be rolled away when the room is used for a different function.
The first thing to do after visitting tourist information was to visit Reykjavik City Hall .It was completed and inaugurated on April 14th 1992.It's on the northern shore of Lake Tjornin.It looked very modern The ground floor of the building is organised around the walking routes between the West and the town centre and continued via a bridge to the theatre Idno.The place sometime used as art exhibitions.The ground floor is also serve as a place to relax close to the lake all year round. We can take in the view of the lake from the Radhuskaffi coffe shop.There 's 3D map of Iceland.The upper floors are divided into council and office buildings.The building is open to visitors, Mondays to Fridays 8:00-19:00 and Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 to 18:00.
The day I walked around ,there's not many people.In front of city hall by the lake ,it's a little windy and qutie cold for me,so I just sat down for a while,feed the birds and duck a bit,then walk on.
Our City hall is located in the pond "Tjörnin" really. It was inaugurated on April 14, 1992 and not everybody here was happy about this location and it caused a lot of controversy, but now the nation has got used to it. It is open from 8:20-16:15, and the upper floor is divided into council and office buildings, where f.ex. the Mayor's office is located, and the ground floor is open to public every day of the week, with a nice café (the picture does not do it justice) with a lovely view of Tjörnin and its swans, ducks and geese.
There is an exhibition area on the ground floor (just walk down a few steps), with art exhibitions and a 70 fm2 topographical model of Iceland. There are three entrances to the City hall, but the nicest one is crossing the bridge which leads you straight to the ground floor with the café on your left hand side.
We have had 6 Mayors in the past 4 years (2010) - never a dull moment in City hall!! On the 4th of June 2010 a new Mayor was elected - he is one of our best comedians and I think him running for a Mayor was supposed to be a joke - but he won and I wish him best of luck with running our city.
This is a modern looking building situated right beside the Tjornin Lake. Unfortunately, every time during the three times I passed by the lake, it was already late into the evening (still bright in summer) and so it was closed. Open on weekdays from 0800-1900 and on Weekends, from noon to 1800.
But inside this buildign would be found a 3-d model of iceland, over 90 square yards in size, and giving you an overview of this young archipelago's geography. There are also some exhibitions available at times, and of course a visitor information desk coupled with a coffe shop complete with internet access!
This modern building houses the City Hall since 1992. There was a big discussion due to it's a modern building in the historic part of Reykjavík.
There is a Tourism Centre inside as well as a café (with a beautiful view of the pond), art galleries and a beautiful "little" Iceland to scale (second pic).
The City Hall in Reykjavik is in the centre of the city, located at the north shore of Lake Tjornin. The modern building is impressive and unique, surrounded by water and varied bird life. The hall houses the Mayor of Reykjavik, and was opened in 1992. It is also the workplace of the executive officials on Reykjavik. The building is open to the public every day, and on the ground floor there is an information desk and café overlooking the lake
This modern building on the north end of the Tjörnin is the center of city government. It's enjoyable enough to admire the outside, but you can go inside as well if you like. Visiting hours are Monday - Friday 8AM - 7PM, and weekends noon - 6PM. There's even a cafe inside.
Located on the edge of a natural lake I wandered into this building by mistake. As I sampled the delights of the restaurant it slowly became apparent that the other customers all seemed to work there! I’m not sure if dining is open to the public if it is I can recommend it. The building provides for amusing views of geese attacking unsuspecting tourists trying to feed them. If you go down stairs you can see an improbably large sized scale model of Iceland - well you’ve got to do something on all those dark nights.
The town hall is situated on the Northern end of Tjörn (the lake in the old quarter of Reykjavík). It's a rather striking building, perhaps because it's far newer (it opened in 1992) than the surrounding buildings.
Inside there is a tourist information desk, a cafe and a huge map of Iceland.
Admission is free.
The Reykjavik City Hall is worth seeing because it is located on the Tjörn and it´s design is quite unique to the majority of Icelandic architecture. It is a very modern building and I read that many residents of Reykjavik were displeased with it´s construction. I think it looks pretty cool to me! I suppose there is always some disagreement with change.