Hamburg | Germany
Herzog & de Meuron
Höhler + Partner
The new glass building was built above the trapezoidal shaped historical Warehouse A erected in 1966. The heart of the Elbphilharmonie are the concert halls, the entire building front facing HafenCity will accommodate the hotel, residential flats area on the opposite site. The main façade is carried out as a double grid unitized façade. The 1,100 units up to 5 m high are partly inwardly and outwardly curved and provided with a specially coated screen print. Oval vertically pivoted windows enable natural ventilation, light and weather conditions create constantly changing images on the outer skin. The curved glass as well as the special prints and coatings give each glass pane its uniqueness. The void façades on the inside of the building form open light wells towards the roof.
Scope of Work
Over 22,000 sqm (238,200 sq ft) of façades. 16,000 sqm (172,200 sq ft) for the main façade, 1,700 sqm (18,300 sq ft) for the void façades, 450 sqm (4,800 sq ft) for the residential area and 1,250 sqm (13,400 sq ft) for the hotel sector. The plaza façades consist of 2,400 sqm (25,800 sq ft) for the plaza and 330 sqm (3,500 sq ft) of wind deflectors.
Double Glazed Unit
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg represented by Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Bau GmbH & Co. KG
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg represented by ReGe Hamburg Projektrealisierungsgesellschaft GmbH, Hamburg
Hochtief Construction AG, Hamburg
- Graceful Solidity for Hafencity[PDF]