Reference pro­jects

Culture / Educa­tion

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

Architect: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, CH

The Elbphilharmonie is a con­cert hall in the west of HafenCity in Hamburg. It was desi­gned with the inten­tion to create a new land­mark for the city and a "cultural beacon for all citizens". Standing on more than 1000 steel concrete pillars directly on the river Elbe, the 110 metre high building has a gross floor space of approx. 120,000 m². A modern super­structure was erected on the brick base of an ancient harbour ware­h­ouse. The top of its glass facade is curved in a wave­like manner. This super­structure accom­mo­dates the big con­cert hall with 2100 seats and a smaller hall with 550 seats. In addi­tion to its cultural use, the building comprises 45 luxury apart­ments and various commer­cial spaces. A five-star-hotel offers 244 rooms. There are also dining facili­ties and an underground car­park. Between the base structure with its brick cladding and the glazed super­structure, there is a peripheral public viewing plat­form in the seventh floor at a height of approx. 37 metres, the Plaza.

Jacques Herzog: "The pro­ject was able to survive thanks to its beauty. It has incredible seduc­tive power, especi­ally in this sober, pro­te­s­tant city."

Language: English
Impressionen von der Bau 2019
Impressionen von der Bau 2019