a new district takes shape
Ártúnshöfði and Elliðaárvogur form the largest reconstruction and development zone in Reykjavík. The construction of up to eight thousand apartments and three primary schools is planned in the coming years, all within a fully formed district that is home to businesses and offers essential services. The crux of the reconstruction will be conducted along the planned route of the Cityline, which will cross through the planning zone.
An live-stream public meeting for preliminary introduction for the area plan proposals for Ártúnshöfði and Elliðaárvogur took place Thursday 25th of February. Click here to watch the meeting.
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The area is uniquely located. The proximity to the coastline and Elliðaárdalur’s outdoor recreation areas gives it a special standing in the city. The cove of Elliðaárvogur is known for its fair weather. It is sheltered from northern gusts and on the southside it is shielded by Ártúnshöfði. Its central location within the capital region and its proximity to main roads makes it ideal for a densely populated urban district that, with the arrival of the Cityline, will fall in line with recent developments in matters of public transport.
The major focus of all the planning work is to achieve the city’s climate goals, which are meant to encourage sustainable urban developments. More information about the planned reconstruction can be found under Planning
Through the Cityline, Ártúnshöfði will be directly connected to the city centre, making downtown areas an extension of daily life and culture for the eastern parts of the city.
Krossamýri Square – the heart of the neighbourhood
Krossamýri Square stands by the Cityline axis which runs through the centre of the area. A cultural house will be by the square as well as diverse commerce and service. A public park is located behind the cultural house.
Different times call for different resources
landscape architect FÍLA, Landslag ehf., framework plan designer, landscape design and making of design handbook.
Number of dwellings and
architect FAÍ, ASK arkitektar, land use plan designer for Area 1.
Preliminary introduction of land use plan proposals
for Areas 1 and 2
Land use plan, area 1 – Krossamýri Square
City Line path is marked with red. Krossmýrartorg is in the centre of the picture by the City Line path and a public park pursuant to Krossmýrartorg.
Land use plan, area 2 – Sævarhöfði
Area 2 lies under Sævarhöfði. Geirsnef and Elliðaár are at the front in the picture. The City Line path is marked with red. The green area and the park are farthest back in the picture between area 1 and 2.
The official confirmation process of land use plan proposals for Areas 1 and 2 will begin once the suggestions and comments gathered during the preliminary introduction have been processed.
– More information regarding the preliminary introduction and public consultations can be found here.
The swimming pool by Elliðavogur.
A swimming pool is assumed at the front of the area by Elliðavogur, with hot and cold tubs and sea swimming conditions.
Land use plan, area 3 – Elliðavogur
In area 3, which lies by Elliðavogur, there will be a haul connecting to a channel, a swimming pool and sea swimming, the sea, diverse walk paths and possibilities for leisure activities such as sailing, rowing and other hobbies.