Herzog & De Meuron's stunning Elbphilharmonie to finally open in January
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Set on the banks of the Elbe River on a historic port in Hamburg’s HafenCity, the massive Elbphilharmonie comprises three concert halls, a hotel, 45 private apartments, and a publicly accessible Plaza with 360-degree panoramic city views. The juxtaposition of the building’s new curvaceous glass volume with the brick-clad and blocky industrial warehouse below makes for a striking and beautiful contrast between contemporary design and the historic port. The dazzling new facade consists of 1,100...