The concert hall in HafenCity, which has been under construction since April 2007, will be the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg with a height of around 110 m. The building will be the first of its kind in Hamburg. Designed by Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Elbphilharmonie will have a gross floor area of around 120,000 m² and will rise to 26 storeys after completion.
A glass structure with a curved roof shape has already been erected on the existing structure of the brick Kaispeicher A warehouse. According to the architect, the special feature of the glass façade, which consists of individually printed glazing, is the resulting impression of a crystal that reflects the sky, the water and the city differently again and again.
In addition to three concert halls, the Elbphilharmonie houses a hotel with 244 rooms, suites from the 9th to the 20th floor, restaurant areas, around 45 condominiums and a multi-storey car park. The heart of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will be the large concert hall with 2150 seats.
The unique and unmistakable silhouette of the concert hall is already an interesting eye-catcher in HafenCity.