Future People’s Palace – Remaking the Architecture of the Welfare State
Arkís Architects is an Icelandic studio, based in Reykjavík, that is engaged in the development of a local knowledge base on sustainable design through a broad range of approaches to sustainability, such as a local green building council, authoring publications on the subject, and teaching. Founded in 1997, the studio has developed a strong sustanability profile. As one of the largest architecture firms in Iceland, Arkís has created significant works both in Iceland and abroad. Snaefellsstofa Visitor Centre and Holmsheidi Prison were nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2010 and 2016, respectively.