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Looming large over the week’s events was the nearly completed Harpa Concert Hall on the city’s waterfront, designed by Henning Larsen with a shimmering honeycomb façade by Olafur Eliasson. With a swarm of fluorescent-clad workers clamboring to lift its modules into place in time for the building’s opening this May, it acted as an unofficial beacon for the event, a symbol of all the good things yet to come in Icelandic design.