From Iceland — Hlemmur The Food Market?

Hlemmur The Food Market?

Published May 29, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Anna Andersen

As Reykjavík takes control of downtown bus station Hlemmur, the mayor speculates that it could take the form of a food market.

In his weekly newsletter, Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson discussed, amongst other things, the fact that the city will be taking over operations of the bus stations Mjódd and Hlemmur from bus company Strætó bs. Excited by the prospect of what forms Hlemmur could now take, the mayor stated, “Who knows? The dream of a food market at Hlemmur could come true.”

In autumn 2012, City Council opened discussions about the future of these two stations. Two architecture firms have put forward a few rough ideas, and soon the city will begin advertising for ideas on how to transform these stations.

Turning Hlemmur into a food market is an idea that has popped up a few times before, RÚV reports. Both Miðborgin Okkar and Betri Reykjavík have made such a proposal.

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