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First Apartment Complexes in Reykjavík Preserved

katrin-jakobsdottir_radherrMinister of Education and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir has placed apartment complexes on Hringbraut 35-41 and 43-49 in Reykjavík under the preservation act at the suggestion of the Housing Preservation Committee.

The buildings were designed by Einar Sveinsson and Ágúst Pálsson in 1942-1944 and are considered the first apartment complexes in the capital, Fréttabladid reports.

With the apartment complexes a new structural type for buildings was introduced, a low-rise hip roof and concrete rain gutters.

These features are among the reasons why the committee concluded that the buildings mark a turning point in and are significant to Iceland’s architectural history.

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