Last Saturday the weather in Hamburg was at its best. With some clients we start to discovering the Elbphilharmonie an icon of contemporary architecture.
For the season start of the new guiding season the annual guiding architects meeting took place on the last weekend in February. This year it was organized by our member GA Budapest. 2017 was a very successful year for our network with over 3.000 tours and almost 36.000 participants.
The new luxury hotel “The Fontenay”, located directly on the Outer Alster, opened its doors in mid-March for the first hotel guests. The five-star superior hotel designed by Störmer Murphy and Partners has been built over the past four years on the site of the former InterContinental Hotel, a unique site on the banks of the Hamburg Außenalster.
Plans for a new Grasbrook suburb, opposite the eastern HafenCity, were announced in HafenCity University. The suburb will form a bridge to the Elbe islands and make the district of Veddel more inclusive. The plans foresee 6.000 apartments, 16.000 workplaces, shopping facilities, primary schools and nurseries.
The Collector’s Edition presents 200 buildings from twenty different guiding architects cities which have produced outstanding architecture in recent years. The book is available online.
Elbphilharmonie unveils 2017/2018 programme. Over 600 concerts, 20 leading orchestras and many global soloists feature in Elphilharmonie’s new concert season
The opening ceremonies of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg took place. It´s not just a site for music; it is a full-fledged residential and cultural complex.
Due to the success of the trip we did in May together with our guiding-architects Partner GA Rio de Janeiro, we decided to do another architecture trip through Brazil from 18th to 27th November this year.
Another milestone towards an extraordinary acoustic is achieved: the 6,000 square metre – and worldwide unique – wall and ceiling membrane in the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie is finished. In addition to room geometry and materials, the so-called “Weisse Haut” is responsible for the perfect distribution of sound in the concert hall.
The vineyard principle in the grand hall creates a special closeness between audience and artists. A maximum distance of 30 metres between the conductor and the audience in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will bring music closer than in any other concert hall worldwide.
Delugan Meissl has won the competition for the so-called Campus Tower in the eastern part of Hamburg`s HafenCity. The office buildings, which consist of one block and one tower structure, will be used for a wide range of purposes. On the ground floor, a so-called ‘Showcase for Ideas’ will be created, which will be a platform for start-up businesses and entrepreneurs. Large windows will ensure a working space with plenty of light. There will be a bar with an outside terrace on the 15th floor, over 50 metres high.