Take a stroll inside Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, courtesy of Google
After nearly ten years of being put through the ringer of recession and recovery, Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie is finally complete, and slated for its grand opening in January 2017.But before the public gets to bask in Yashuhisa Toyota's acoustic design, anyone can peek inside the... View full entry
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie will open on November 5
Herzog & de Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg will finally welcome its first guests on November 5, following nearly a decade tainted with cost overruns and planning delays. Located in the rapidly developing HafenCity district, the crown-shaped concert hall proudly announced its completion... View full entry
Take a look at Herzog & De Meuron's Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
The Elbphilharmonie, a massive building complex by Herzog & De Meuron, will open in early January 2017. Set on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg, the complex contains three concert halls, a hotel, 45 private apartments, and "the Plaza," a public viewing area.The main attraction of the... View full entry
UNESCO names Hamburg's Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District a World Heritage Site
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has declared two districts of the German city of Hamburg a world heritage site: the Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with the Kontorhaus District. Declared following a meeting in Bonn, the designation was based on the belief that the areas represent "an outstanding... View full entry
Designing for the Night
When I speak with a student about nightlife they have something different in mind than a 65-year old town planning manager. In the municipalities, finding contacts is difficult - often nobody feels responsible or capable of speaking. That should change.
There are sleepy cities and cities that never sleep. There are cities famed for their raucous nightlife, and others whose adolescent residents dream of leaving. According to the German urban scientist Jakob F. Schmid, interviewed for DW.DE, "Nightlife often defines the character of entire streets... View full entry
Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss to illuminate Chicago's Couch Place alley with screens made of water
Crafty space manipulator Luftwerk will showcase FLOW/Im Fluss, a nightly light and water installation at Chicago's Couch Place alley on September 17-20 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Luftwerk, the Chicago-based collaborative established by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, is best known for their... View full entry
Hamburg Concert Hall: Blame game begins in €800-million hall saga
German taxpayers are expected to spend almost €800 million on the project, which has been criticized by politicians and the media as a waste of public funds. The costs have included €300 on a toilet brush. [...]
Meanwhile, architects Herzog & de Meuron were blamed for the chaos at the Hamburg building site, after failing to stick to the planning schedule.
Previously: Hamburg sues over Herzog & de Meuron's pricey, late concert hall Starchitect Trio: The Men Behind Germany's Building Debacles View full entry
J. Mayer H. Completes Schlump One in Hamburg
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.
Hamburg Philharmonic is on the rise
Hamburg is building a cultural landmark: The Elbphilharmonie. Designed by the architects Herzog & 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° panoramic view of the city – The Plaza.
— THE ELBPHILHARMONIE HAMBURG
Covering some 4,000 square meters, The Plaza is almost as big as the Town Hall market square and is an ideal place for Hamburg’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... View full entry