Landslag are consulting landscape architects and spatial planners with a broad range of experience in planning and design and are Iceland´s largest and leading studio in the field of landscape architecture. The practice, was founded in 1963 by one of Iceland’s first landscape architects Reynir Vilhjálmsson. It has grown gradually from the early days of private practice to its present level as a limited company.
Landslag is engaged in collaborative work with leading consultants from interdisciplinary professions in the design process such as architects, engineers and artists as well as international collaboration with architects from countries such as USA, England, Norway, Denmark and the Baltic countries. The company has participated in many winning proposals in architectural competitions throughout the years and has gained much experience in large-scale landscape design under the harsh Icelandic circumstances, as well as the more detailed smaller scale projects. A few projects have been in Norway and the Baltic countries in collaboration with Icelandic and local companies.
The staff of Landslag approach each task with great respect for the environment.
The scope of work spans a very broad range of landscape planning, analysis and design, from master planning to more detailed landscape design.
The studio´s projects in planning vary greatly and include regional planning, master planning, recreational and residential planning and vegetation planning.
In landscape design the projects vary also greatly, large avalanche protection structures, geothermal power plants, coastal protection, recreational areas, road/communication–related landscape design, structures in vulnerable landscapes, public spaces, amusement parks and sports areas, public housing outdoor areas, landscape design in service/industrial sites, schoolyards, kindergarten playgrounds and other smaller landscape designs.
Landslag has received international recognition many times. Most noticeable the studio was awarded a special mention at the Rosa Barba European landscape prize award ceremony for the design of avalanche protection structures in Siglufjordur in 2003. In 2011 the studio achieved the award “Best Nordic Public space” at Arkitekturmässan in Gothenburg in Sweden for the design of Harpa public space at the national concert and conference center in Reykjavik. Harpa concert hall also won the great Mies van der Rohe prize in 2013.