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Perlan

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Identification

Perlan
The Pearl
140477

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
modernism

Usages

exhibition museum (history)
shop(s) restaurant bar

Facts

  • The hollow frame is actually a giant radiator.
  • The temperature in Perlan remains constant, in cold winter days it is possible to stand of palm trees in the Winter Garden.
  • There is a cafeteria on the 4th floor with a great view and a landmark locator in 5 languages.
  • The provocative and remarkable building known as Perlan was formally opened on 21 June 1991.
  • In the highest point there is a restaurant with rotating floor.
  • Perlan joins and rests upon six hot water tanks and forming a domed roof.
  • Cold steel is the building's heat source.

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Location

Öskjuhlid Hill
Reykjavík
Iceland

Technical Data

83.83 ft
7
1991

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • Revolving floor is present
  • Wintergarden is present
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