Smáralind

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Smáralind
Location Reykjavik, Iceland
Coordinates 64°06′04″N 21°53′03″W / 64.10111°N 21.88417°W / 64.10111; -21.88417Coordinates: 64°06′04″N 21°53′03″W / 64.10111°N 21.88417°W / 64.10111; -21.88417
Opening date 10 October 2001
Developer ÍSTAK hf.,
Architect Building Design Partnership
No. of stores and services 92
Total retail floor area 65,200 square metres (702,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 3
Website www.smaralind.is

Smáralind (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈsmaːuralɪnt]) is a shopping mall located in the middle of the Capital Region, Iceland (strictly speaking in Kópavogur, not Reykjavík that's next to it). It is one of the biggest shopping malls in Iceland, with over seventy shops, restaurants and services. Designed by BDP and built by ÍSTAK hf., it was opened on 10 October 2001 at 10:10 GMT.[1] Smáralind competes with another shopping mall, Kringlan, as well as with Reykjavík's old city centre. Kringlan, Smáralind, and Downtown Reykjavík are just few kilometers apart.

Shops[edit]

The mall's anchor tenants is Hagkaup and H&M (where formerly Debenhams resided). Other major tenants are Zara and SmáraTívolí, a children's entertainment centre.[2] The mall also houses a cinema. There are a number of well-known restaurants and cafés, including Subway, Pizza Hut, Sbarro, O'Learys, and T.G.I. Friday's among others.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Immediately after opening its resemblance to a giant phallus when viewed from the air created some notoriety.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Smáralind (Kópavogur, 2001) | Structurae". Structurae. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  2. ^ "English". Smáralind. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Fyrirtæki". Smáralind (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  4. ^ "2. Smaralind - The 10 Most Ridiculous Phallic Buildings". Complex. Retrieved 2018-01-26.