FILA Iceland: Landscape Architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson receives the honorary award of the Icelandic Design Awards
The Icelandic Design Award, which honors the very best of Icelandic design and architecture, took place in Reykjavik on November 17th 2022.
The honorary award of the design awards went to landscape architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson who received a standing ovation while being handed the award by Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir Minister of Culture and Business Affairs.
Reynir is a pioneer in the Icelandic landscape architecture scene who has greatly influenced the landscape of Iceland. He is among the very first educated Icelandic landscape architects and has, during his career of over 40 years, worked in a broad variety of projects. Among these projects are residential areas, recreation areas, (some of which are Reykjavik‘s most popular recreation areas today) and other environmental projects such as avalanche barriers in North Iceland.
Reynir has always been active and influential within the architectural society. In 1978,
Reynir and four other landscape architects founded FÍLA, the Icelandic Association for Landscape Architects, and Reynir served as its first ever director.
Of other Icelandic Design Award winners, Recycling Design Studio, Plastplan received the 2022 Iceland Design Award, and the interior design brand, Fólk Reykjavík got recognition for best investment in design.
More information about the event on Excellent celebration at the Iceland Design Awards - Iceland Design and Architecture (honnunarmidstod.is)