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* Architecture: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by Herzog & de Meuron

Posted by the editors on Monday, 14 May 2012

Architecture: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg by Herzog & de Meuron: “..more than just a concert hall. it will include a 250 room hotel, along with 45 residential units, converging where the city meets the waterfront..the structure exists on contrasts. its foundation is formed from the historical warehouse, kaispeicher A. it is above this brick base that herzog & de meuron’s  undulating glass façade float. composed of 1,100 individual panels, each measuring four to five metres wide and over three metres height and weighing approximately 1.2 tonnes; the foyer area boasts panes that measure even five metres in height. overall, the crystalline glass surface covers an area of 21,5000 square metres – the equivalent of three football fields. they have been designed to withstand the extreme conditions of hamburg’s legendary weather, and are able to tolerate gale-force winds which move up to a speed of 150 km per hour and torrential downpours easily. small reflective dots have been applied to the windows which are meant to prevent the structure from heating up due to sunlight..”  Astounding form, geometry, repetition; inspiring refurbishment and addition to a pre-existing structure..

See some of our previous posts on projects by Herzog & de Meuron: Architecture: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012 by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai WeiweiArchitecture: Hamburg sues Contractor of Herzog and de Meuron’s ElbphilharmonieArchitecture: Actelion Business Center by Herzog & de Meuron, and Herzog & de Meuron Restore Park Avenue Armory, in New York.

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