Garðheimar - Iceland

Gardheimar design garden centre Smiemans

Full-fledged garden centre with an insulated shell for an ideal indoor climate

Location Reykjavík, Iceland
Realisation 2022
Design PK Arkitektar
Surface 7,249 m2
Type Asymmetrical widespan construction
Purpose Garden centre

Climate-proof sustainable garden centre of 7,250 m2

This year we are building a climate-proof and sustainable garden centre of 7,250 m2 in Reykjavik. This makes a long-cherished dream come true for the family that has been running the old Garðheimar garden centre for two generations.

Mezzanine floor in a 12 meter high building

The 90-metre-wide building with an asymmetrical roof will have a central hall of 25 meters wide. In this central hall with a height of 12 meters a mezzanine floor will be realized. This floor will accomodate offices, canteen and social areas for their staff. The garden centre will have a fully catered restaurant and many attractive shop-in-shops. The warehouse is equipped with a green roof. There will also be a sales point for heavy garden equipment manufacturer Stihl in the warehouse.

Gardheimar Design garden centre PK 1

Architecturally natural look

The asymmetrical roof gives the front view of the new garden centre allure. The large windows at the front ensure the connection between the outside and the inside and provide the opportunity to display many products. Furthermore, the natural sun protection of the vertical wooden blinds and the green roof give the biophilic look that suits the company. The design is by the international and award-winning architect PK Arkitektar.


Covered corridor for comfortable shopping

A covered corridor around the outside area ensures that customers can shop comfortably even in bad weather. This is similar to what we have done for Hortes Tallinn and Hobbyland.

Gardheimar Design garden centre

Climate-proof energy-efficient construction

Since the weather conditions in Iceland are more extreme, adjustments have been made in the use of materials to make the construction more climate-resistant and energy-efficient. In addition, as it is located on a busy road, special material is used that will keep traffic noise to a minimum.


State of the art garden centre

30 years ago the couple Gísli Sigurðsson and Jónína S.Lárusdóttir wanted to start a garden centre in Reykjavík in addition to their wholesale of consumer goods. In 1999 this dream came true. Today more than 60 people work for the company, which is run by their 4 children. Now they can expand and it is only a matter of time before they move into their brand new state of the art garden centre.

Gardheimar signing contract 3

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