KRÁS Street Food Market opened in Fógetagarður for the first time this summer as a part of the Reykjavík-City-run project "Torg í Biðstödu", where the city assigned areas to artists and designers to create temporary works, test and play with the current and future of the cityscape.
The design and construction of the market in Fógetagarður was a collaborative work of Snorri Þórðarson Reykdal, Baldur Helgi Snorrason, Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson and Sveinn Daði Einarsson, a multidisciplinary group of young designers, architects and carpenters (later HólíMólí). The idea was to give the market an overall feeling of being slightly ‘foreign’ and exotic. The booths were constructed with black chopstick pillars and wooden frames to give the market a hint of an oriental feel. The ceilings were constructed out of the same materials but to give a transparent feel and let the daylight shine through, the frames were wrapped with plastic packaging foil. The project was designed and built in a very short period with limited budget so most decison making was based on that without affecting the final outcome.
Gerður Jónsdóttir and Ólafur Örn Ólafsson brought in Reykjavik restaurants to create street food versions of their usual offerings. Participants included Dill Restaurant, Kol, Cookoo’s Nest, Grillið at Hotel Saga, Kopar along with many others.