Archinect - News 2014-09-01T23:03:50-04:00 Hamburg Concert Hall: Blame game begins in €800-million hall saga Alexander Walter 2014-01-08T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:11:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="264" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>German taxpayers are expected to spend almost &euro;800 million on the project, which has been criticized by politicians and the media as a waste of public funds. The costs have included &euro;300 on a toilet brush. [...] Meanwhile, architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron were blamed for the chaos at the Hamburg building site, after failing to stick to the planning schedule.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg sues over Herzog &amp; de Meuron's pricey, late concert hall</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles</a></li> </ul> J. Mayer H. Completes Schlump One in Hamburg Alexander Walter 2012-10-24T17:23:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T12:36:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>J. Mayer H. Architekten has completed the "Schlump One" project in Hamburg, Germany. The architects took on an administrative building originally built in the 1950s and gave it the curvy JMH trademark update.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Hamburg Philharmonic is on the rise Orhan Ayyüce 2011-05-25T12:40:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T17:43:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hamburg is building a cultural landmark: The Elbphilharmonie. Designed by the architects Herzog &amp; de Meuron, a synthesis of the arts comprising architecture, music and a unique location by the port is arising on the banks of the River Elbe. In addition to three concert halls, a hotel and 45 apartments, the complex will boast a freely accessible venue at a height of 37 meters, affording a 360&deg; panoramic view of the city &ndash; The Plaza.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Covering some 4,000 square meters, The Plaza is almost as big as the&nbsp; Town Hall market square and is an ideal place for Hamburg&rsquo;s citizens, tourists, concert-goers and hotel guests alike to stroll and enjoy life. The Large Concert Hall, with seating for 2,150, will form the heart of the Elbphilharmonie. A special material has been developed to deliver perfect acoustics by reflecting the sound in all directions, thereby ensuring complete listening pleasure throughout the auditorium: The White Skin.</em></p>