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                                      ysi


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North American Plate
                                        Euroasian plate




            Reykjavík




Iceland is situ...
About 10% of the country are glaciers.
Green fjords and black lava sands.
Trees in towns but landscape mostly bare and
rug...
glacier
       Landscape + settlement
                                                    mountain   (highest: 2110 m)



...
We come from th
                   e la
                       nd of the ice
                                       an
   ...
Average >Temperature
Desember/January:   - 0°Celsius
July                + 10°Celsius
Main wind directions in Iceland are
                         from North-East and South-West.
                         Turb...
city an al ys is
Volcanic eruptions, hardships and plagues caused population
in Iceland never to cross over 50 000 inhabitants and it wasn´...
On the South_Western
side of the Island is
Reykjavík which got
capital status in 1786
There had always been
a settlement i...
Iceland:: population     320 000
Greater Reyjavík Area    200 000
Reykjavík                120 000
area 230 km2




      ...
City_Landscape
           1 meter between
           contours




1:25 000
Snæfellsjökull          The city was
mountain/glacier        planned after 3
                        main sightlines

    ...
Defined city center




1:25 000
Commercial

           Secondary commercial

           Public Administration

           Center core




1:25 000
Parks/ green spaces




1:25 000
Water access




1:25 000
Hospital Area
           Airport




1:25 000
Traffic in the city centre
           main
           secondary
           residential




1:25 000
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Analysis

  1. 1. s ysi al an te d clima an l an ds ca p e
  2. 2. North American Plate Euroasian plate Reykjavík Iceland is situated on the mid atlantic ridge between the North American plate and the Euro Asian plate. Volcanic and earthquake activity is therefore very high.
  3. 3. About 10% of the country are glaciers. Green fjords and black lava sands. Trees in towns but landscape mostly bare and rugget. Low birch tree and moss vegitation
  4. 4. glacier Landscape + settlement mountain (highest: 2110 m) agriculture sea mountain mountain village sea city sea
  5. 5. We come from th e la nd of the ice an ds no w / From the midnight sun wh ere the h ot sp rin gs b low Short cool summers and long rather mild winters. Sun altitude 50° in summertime Sun altitude 3° in wintertime
  6. 6. Average >Temperature Desember/January: - 0°Celsius July + 10°Celsius
  7. 7. Main wind directions in Iceland are from North-East and South-West. Turbulent confluence of gulf stream winds and the northerly arctic storms. Wind from North prevailing. Often the best weather when winds are from North. Greater Reykjavík Area South and S-W winds rather common as well. Warmer and more wet.
  8. 8. city an al ys is
  9. 9. Volcanic eruptions, hardships and plagues caused population in Iceland never to cross over 50 000 inhabitants and it wasn´t until the 1800´s that population started to increase steadily and this society of peasants became a society based on small fishing villages around the country.
  10. 10. On the South_Western side of the Island is Reykjavík which got capital status in 1786 There had always been a settlement in the Reykjavík area since the island was settled in 874 AC. In the 18th century the settlement started to grow around the fisheries. It had a good natural harbour and Greater Reykjavik Area soon most governmental 200 000 inhabitants agencies were gathered 63% of the population. in this area and it became the nations capital.
  11. 11. Iceland:: population 320 000 Greater Reyjavík Area 200 000 Reykjavík 120 000 area 230 km2 Mosfellsbær Seltjarnarnes centre Reykjavík Álftanes Kópavogur Garðabær Hafnarfjörður
  12. 12. City_Landscape 1 meter between contours 1:25 000
  13. 13. Snæfellsjökull The city was mountain/glacier planned after 3 main sightlines Esjan mountain Keilir mountain 1:25 000
  14. 14. Defined city center 1:25 000
  15. 15. Commercial Secondary commercial Public Administration Center core 1:25 000
  16. 16. Parks/ green spaces 1:25 000
  17. 17. Water access 1:25 000
  18. 18. Hospital Area Airport 1:25 000
  19. 19. Traffic in the city centre main secondary residential 1:25 000

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