Hljóðhimnar is a new experience center at Harpa Music hall in Reykjavík designed by ÞYKJÓ in collaboration with the Children's Council of ÞYKJÓ, Gagarín, and Irma. Þykjós's design approach was through a careful selection of materials and forms to stimulate all senses, including motor development, sense of balance, and sense of touch.
Gagarin and Irma Studio were responsible for designing and installing various audio installations in this alien world, where visitors could activate sounds and music through playful tangible interfaces.
Hljóðhimnar is an integrative and active experience that stimulates the senses in a beautiful manner through play. A unique experience space in Harpa, combining education and exploration. Icelandic Design Award Jury
Hljóðhimnar is exemplary for how quality design can play a large role in education through play, while also sparking creativity in the minds of younger generations. Iceland Design Award Jury