The Elbphilharmonie - a New Landmark for Hamburg

By Hamburg Marketing Gmbh, PRNE
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roofing Ceremony for a Spectacular Concert Hall

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During a Roofing ceremony on 28 and 29 May the northern German metropolis
Hamburg will present with the "Elbphilharmonie" its new concert house to the
public. More than 5,000 guests will gain an insight into the making of this
unique concert house. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the
magnificent building is to become Hamburg's newest landmark.

The daring harmony of Kaispeicher A, this historic redbrick monument, and
the cool, glass-bodied design will be Hamburg's new architectural gem.
Located right on the Elbe River, this 110 metres high building combines
tradition and modernity. The building complex is constructed on approx. 1,700
reinforced concrete piles. It comprises three concert halls, one hotel, 45
flats and the Plaza, a public square elevated 37 metres above the river, with
an amazing 360 degree panoramic view of the city.

At the core of the Elbphilharmonie lies one of Europe's most
challenging building projects: an acoustically superior concert hall for
2,150 people that stands 50 metres above the river. With its unique location,
the building can be regarded as an unprecedented work of art.

Even now, during construction, the Elbphilharmonie is
attracting worldwide attention. Under the artistic direction of Christoph
, it aims at becoming one of the world's finest music venues.
The building is part of one of Europe's largest urban development projects,
HafenCity Hamburg, and can be considered an icon of this booming port city.
Moreover, it also portrays the public spirit of the Hamburg citizens: from
among those EUR400 million construction costs, more than EUR77 million alone
has been covered by donations and further revenues. The building will be
accomplished by the year 2012 (,

    Hamburg Marketing GmbH
    Guido Neumann
    Phone: +49-16097298302

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