Herzog & de Meuron. Elbephilarmonie Hamburg

map: Am Kaiserkai 20457 Hamburg, Germany

I just read about this philarmonic that's under construction in the pro-"new architecture" city of Hamburg. Herzog & de Meuron's studio is one of my best, and this building shows why. Because it's different. Different from the rest and different from themselves. H & dM's innovative creativity keeps them far from stylish "brand-architect's" that found a proper language that undisguiseably seems to suit in any city. 

The project is installed atop a red brick 1963 warehouse

check the lighted cranes reminding people of what is to come (idea of scenographer Michael Batz) and turning a construction site into a tourist attraction 


1 comment:

  1. Amazing work!! Talk about futuristic! I would love to see this.
    Your comment regarding H + de Meuron's work is super interesting, it makes me think it is a luxury to have such sensitive, compromised architects giving us these type of buildings. I live in Miami and I notice the 1111 Lincoln Rd. building is 'custom made' not only for Miami and its idiosyncracies, but also for that specific spot within the city.


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