Elbe Philharmonic Hall

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.jpg
City Hamburg
Country Germany
Architect Herzog & de Meuron
Type Concert hall
Opened Planned for 2017
Current use Under construction
Website
www.elbphilharmonie.de

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (nicknamed Elphi[1][2]) is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The concert hall is designed by Herzog & de Meuron on top of an old warehouse (Kaispeicher A).[3][4] It will be the tallest inhabited building of Hamburg, with a final height of 110m.

On 2 April 2007, the First Mayor of Hamburg Ole von Beust, Henner Mahlstedt, Hochtief Construction AG, project coordinator Hartmut Wegener, Hamburg Minister of Culture Karin von Welck and architect Pierre de Meuron laid the foundation stone in the warehouse Kaispeicher A. In 2007, the construction was scheduled to be finished in 2010 with an estimated cost of €241 million.[5][6]

In November 2008, as an endorsement to the original contract, the costs for the project were estimated at €450 million.[7]

In August 2012, the cost were re-estimated to be over €500 million, which should also cover the increased cost for a strengthened roof. The date of completion has been moved to the summer of 2015 at the earliest.[8]

Currently, construction work is scheduled to end in October 2016 at a cost of €789 million, with an earliest opening date of spring of 2017.

The easternmost part of the building will be occupied by "Westin Hamburg" hotel scheduled to open in October 2016.[9] The upper floors west of the concert hall will accommodate apartments.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stars kommen zu "Elphi"-Konzerten (Welt)
  2. ^ Liegt der Michel-Fluch auf der Elphi? (Bild)
  3. ^ Staff (2007-04-05), River Tunes: Elbe Philharmonic Hall by Herzog & de Meuron, ArchNewsNow.com, retrieved 2008-08-23 
  4. ^ Jaeger, Falk (May 2008), Waterfront Living and Working: Hamburg's HafenCity, Goethe-Institut, archived from the original on 2008-06-02, retrieved 2008-08-23 
  5. ^ "Start für Entkernung der Elbphilharmonie". Die Welt. 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  (German)
  6. ^ "Hamburgs Wahrzeichen wird gebaut". Die Welt. 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2008-10-13.  (German)
  7. ^ Mischke, Joachim (2008-11-27), "Preis des Prestigeprojekts steigt weiter.", Hamburger Abendblatt, retrieved 2009-03-12  (German)
  8. ^ feb/dpa (2012-08-21). "Fertig im Sommer 2015 - oder noch später". Der Spiegel online. Retrieved 2012-11-09.  (German)
  9. ^ http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=3579

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Coordinates: 53°32′29.09″N 9°59′3.14″E / 53.5414139°N 9.9842056°E / 53.5414139; 9.9842056