The Elbphilharmonie in pictures
January 11, 2017 | Hamburg
Hamburg architect Alexander Gérard set out to create a “cultural lighthouse for all citizens” when he enlisted the services of Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron to help construct the 110 metre high Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The results are impressive to say the least. The top section is built on top of an old warehouse building (another classic example of Hamburg’s ability to retrofit and upcycle existing spaces with great effect), whilst the dazzling curved glass facade and wave-shaped rooftop brings life to this contemporary masterpiece.
The 11th and 12th of January 2017 will mark the official inaugration of the Elbphilharmonie, and to celebrate this new hub of culture, a three-week opening festival will be taking place. One of the first performances will be from the world-famous pianist, Mitsuko Uchida. From Hamburg’s partner city, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will also be putting on a number of performances, as well as Elphie’s very own NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (formally known as the NDR Symphony Orchestra).
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