Visiting the construction site of the Elbphilharmonie

Author: Naomi, Posted: October 12th, 2010


Architecture trip to Hamburg

MIMOA is organising a 4 day architectural-visit to Hamburg, from Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 November 2010, together with the The Royal Institute of Dutch Architects (BNA). At MIMOA we do not only love to visit buildings in real life, we also love to see building sites! So, we could not go to Hamburg without visiting the construction site of the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s newest iconic landmark. And, yes, this is possible!


Here’s a few images to freshen up your memory. Herzog and de Meuron designed and rebuilt a pre-existing brick warehouse topped by a new crystalline tent-like structure. Still in construction, the new concert house is located on the Elbe River in Hamburg, and comprises of three concert halls, one hotel, 45 apartments and the Plaza – a public square elevated 37m above the river, affording 360° panoramic views of the city.

Current construction phase
Having commenced construction in 2007, currently the solid and dominating Kaispeicher, or warehouse base, has been visibly regenerated while the delivery of the new glazed upper levels is now under way. Even now, during construction, the Elbphilharmonie is attracting worldwide attention. During construction, it is possible to visit the site and see the work-in-progress as the building grows. These tours are often fully booked, months in advance. This visitors’ huge response is an indication of the fascination and enthusiasm the Hamburg Philharmonic Hall is conjuring up, far beyond the city of Hamburg as well.

Book your own visit to this unique construction site.
Guided tours
Sunday, every hour
First Tour 11:00 / Last Tour 16:00
Duration approx. 100 mins.
Admission fee € 5 / reduced € 3

Tickets at the Elbphilharmonie Culture Café, at the Mönckeberg Fountain (+49 40 357 666 66), or at www.elbphilharmonie.com
Remaining tickets – if available – sundays after 10 a.m. at the Elbphilharmonie Pavilion.

Special guided tours for pre-booked groups up to 20 people
Duration approx. 90 mins.
Admission fee: € 250 (in German) / € 270 (in English)

Participants must be 14 years or older. The tour is not handicapped accessible. Tour of the construction site at own risk.

Contact: Sabine Ewald
Tel: (+49 40) 432 839 28 / Email: pavillon@elbphilharmonie.de
For further information visit: www.elbphilharmonie.de

How to join?
The Hamburg-excursion is led by the
BNA, and only open for registered BNA-members of region East (The Netherlands). See this website for more details, and information on how to register.

Photo credits:
Upper most photo by one of the volunteers of the foundation “Stiftung Elbphilharmonie Hamburg”
Artist impression:
© Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Herzog & de Meuron
3 Construction photos:
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg © Oliver Heissner
2 Airial photos: Elbphilharmonie
© ReGe Hamburg / Foto Frizz

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