Basalt Architects is an architectural office established in 2009 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Led by partners Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir (founder), Hrólfur Karl Cela and Marcos Zotes, Basalt’s dynamic team of architects and designers bring together a rich and extensive architectural design and construction experience in Iceland and abroad.

 

Committed to architecture in concept, design and execution, Basalt provides high quality work and services on projects of different content, expression and scale. Basalt Architects cover a broad spectrum of architectural design services including wellness, office, commercial, residential, leisure, heritage, retail, cultural, exhibition and urban design projects.

 

Extracting what is unique in each project from an environmental, geographic, cultural and historic context is at the core of Basalt´s design approach. As a result, each project provides a unique experience for its users while fulfilling the client’s utmost interests.

The work of Basalt Architects has been exhibited and published internationally and received numerous awards and recognitions including the Icelandic Design Award’s Grand Prize for their contribution to the development of Iceland´s bathing culture.

 

Basalt Architects is a founding member of the Icelandic Green Building Council and Nordic Built.

Anna Björg Sigurðardóttir

Architect, FAÍ

T: +354 515 1400

Ari Þorleifsson

Construction Architect, BFÍ

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Dagbjört Ásta Jónsdóttir

Architect, FAÍ

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Davíð H Aðalsteinsson 

Architect, FAÍ

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Elín Þórisdóttir

Architect, FAÍ

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Guðjón Kjartansson  

Architect, FAÍ

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Harpa Heimisdóttir  

Architect, FAÍ

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Hrólfur Karl Cela  

Partner / Architect, FAÍ

T: +354 515 1400

T: +354 863 0123

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Jón Guðmundsson  

Architect, FAÍ

Magnús Aðalmundsson  

Architect, FAÍ

T: +354 515 1400

Marcos Zotes  

Partner / Architect, FAÍ

T: +354 515 1400

T: +354 853 5666

Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir  

Architect, FAÍ

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Rut Sigurmonsdóttir  

Designer

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Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir

Founding Partner / Architect, FAÍ

T: +354 515 1400

T: +354 863 3296

Þorsteinn J Arnþórsson 

Construction Architect, BFÍ

T: +354 515 1400

2019

- Architizer A+Award 2019

- Red Dot Design Award 2019 "Best of the best" - The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

- 1st Prize. Design competition for a new nursing home in Höfn

- 1st Prize. C40 Reinventing Cities international competition

- Hospitality Design Award 2019. Best Luxury Hotel. Winner

- Hospitality Design Award 2019. Best Wellness Project. Finalist

- Icelandic Concrete Award / Steinnsteypuverðlaunin

- EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - EU Mies Award 2019 - Nominee

- FRAME Awards, Exhibition of the Year - Finalist

2018

- Icelandic Design Award 2018 / Hönnunarverðlaun Íslands 2018

- Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 "Exhibition Design”

- Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 "User Experience design”

- ADC*E - Gold Award 2018 "Spatial / Experiential Design"

- ADC*E - Gold Award 2018 "Interactive and Mobile: UX/UI Design"

- Hönnunarsjóður - Research and development grant

- SEGD Global Design Awards 2018 - Honor Award "Exhibition Design"

- European Design Awards 2018 - Silver Medal "Digital Installations"

- Core77 Design Awards - Notable Honor in "Design Education Initiative"

- Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards 2018 "Project of the Year"

- Icelandic Lighting Design Awards 2018 - First Prize "Interior Lighting"

- MUSE Awards 2018 - Silver Medal "Interpretive Interactive Installations"

- Icelandic Lighting Design Awards 2018 - First Prize "Lighting Features"

- Nomination. Icelandic Advertising Award / Luðurinn

2016
1st Prize. Vesturbugt competition. Reykjavík, Iceland
Finalist. Nordic Built Cities Kársnes Competition

 

2015

1st Prize. Óðinstorg Square Competition. Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2013

3rd Prize. Stöng Ideas Competition. Þjórsárdalur, Iceland

 

2012

Honarble Mention. Elliðaár design competition. Reykjavík, Iceland

2nd Prize. Kárastaðastígur design competition. Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

 

2011

DV Cultural Prize in Architecture. Swimming pool in Hofsós. Iceland

The Icelandic Concrete Prize. Swimming pool in Hofsós. Iceland

Nordic Architecture Prize Nomination. Swimming pool in Hofsós. Sweden

1st Prize. Urban Lighting Design Competition. Stavanger, Norway

1st Prize. Design competition for arectorye in Stafholt. Borgarfjörður, Iceland

1st-3rd Prize. Þríhnúkar Volcanic Vault Ideas competition. Bláfjöll area, Iceland

 

2010

Mies van der Rohe Awards Nomination. Swimming pool in Hofsós. Iceland

1st Prize. Design competition for an exhibition about Jón Sigurðsson. Iceland

2nd Prize. Competition for a new National hospital. Reykjavik, Iceland

 

2009 and Earlier

Icelandic Contemporary Design Exhibition. Blue Lagoon Clinic. 2009

Icelandic National Architecture Prize.Blue Lagoon Clinic. 2007

Nordic Lighting Design Prize. Blue Lagoon Clinic. 2006

Mies van der Rohe Award Nomination. Blue Lagoon Clinic. 2006

DV Cultural Prize in Architecture. Blue Lagoon Clinic. 2005

Nordic Lighting Design Awards Nomination. Blue Lagoon SPA. 2002

An invitation to Elec in Paris France. Blue Lagoon SPA. 2002

Environmental prize of Reykjanes Peninsula, 2001

Mies van der Rohe Award Nomination.Blue Lagoon SPA. 2000

National Tourist Board Prize. Blue Lagoon SPA. 2000

Environmental Prize of Reykjanes Peninsula. Blue Lagoon SPA. 2000

DV´s cultural prize in architecture, 1999

1st Prize. Reykjavik Harbour Competition. Reykjavik, Iceland. 1998

DV´s cultural prize in architecture 1996

1st Prize. Isafjordur Church Competition. Isafjörður, Iceland. 1993

1st Prize: Art and Cultural Centre in Korpulfsstadir. 1992

1st Prize: SEM housing. Reykjavik, Iceland 1992

1st Prize. Urban plan for Geldinganes. Reykjavik, Iceland. 1991

1st Prize: Geldinganes, town plan for 7000 inhabitants 1990

Nomination for the prize of the NBSM association, 1989

1st Prize. Housing and community hall for elderly people at Lindargata 57–61. Reykjavik, Iceland. 1987

1st Prize: Vitatorg, apartment building and center for elderly 1987