Designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron the "Elbphilharmonie" was under construction for almost 10 years starting 2007. The 110 m high concert and hotel building was always on the headlines, because the cost of construction has increased from 77 million € to over 700 million €. The construction of the "Elbphilharmonie" was finished in 2016.
The red residential tower of Bolles + Wilson architects stands like a Campanile on the market square in the "Überseequartier" of the "HafenCity". On the square there is the "Old Harbour Administration Building" and an information pavilion also designed by Bolles + Wilson. The slender tower stands on a floor area of 13 x 16 m at a height of 56 m. The "Cinnamon Tower" developed by Groß + Partner was completed in 2015.
The office building of Hadi Teherani architects fits well into the existing building block. The rounded attic "monitor" gives the house an individual feature and offers a magnificent view on the Elbe river and the famous Fish Market. Due to its proximity to the river Elbe, the shop front was protected against floods. The three underground parking decks are accessed via car elevators. The 2012 opened office building "Elbe 36" offers an area of 7,200 m² gross floor area.
The "dancing towers" of Hadi Teherani stand at the transition between the historic city of Hamburg and the quarter of "St. Pauli". The sinful "St. Pauli" stands for joy of life, the "dancing towers" therefore fit well to the entertainment district of the "Reeperbahn" and the Spielbudenplatz. The two towers are connected in the middle, 16 different gradientss create the "dancing" optics. On the highest of the two towers ther is a Sky Bar called "CLOUDS". The 85 m high office building was completed in 2012.
The residential building "Oval" by Ingenhoven Architects was built in 2008 together with the neighboring office building. The oval shape of the building was created due to the wind conditions on the site. The curved shape of the balconies is designet after the light of the sun. Three residential units between 60 - 125 m² can be created per floor. The apartments can also be put together.
The residential building on "Baufeld 10" was developed by "Love Architecture" from Graz. The hallmarks of the building are cup-shaped balconies. A cup-shaped roof terrace is also available for all residents. Each apartment has a frame on the white façade. The building was completed in 2008.
The "Unilever House" is also from Behnisch Architects and was opened in 2009. The transparent facade is made of plastic membranes. The house has won several awards through its environmentally friendly construction. The office building does not need conventional air conditioning.
The "Empire Riverside Hotel" by David Chipperfield was opened in 2007. The 70 m high hotel tower accommodates more than 300 guest rooms. On the upper floor is a bar with a spectacular view of Hamburg and the river Elbe. The facade of bronze elements with large windows allows the guests a clear view on the city. The vertical structure of the facade is elegantly divided by recesses. The building has won several architectural awards.
The diamond-shaped office building "Dockland" was designed by Hadi Teherani. The building stands 40 m above the river Elbe. On the land side of the office building, there is a public staircase leading to the roof terrace. The "Dockland" was opened in 2006.
The office building at the beginning of the "Kaiserkai" was designed by British architect David Chipperfield. The Englishman has also designed the "Folkwang Museum" in Essen and the "Neues Museum" in Berlin. The 5.400 m² office building with a light clinker façade was built in 2005.
The "Flakturm IV" is a high bunker built by forced laborers in only 300 days in 1942. After bomb attacks on Berlin by Allied Air Forces, Adolf Hitler ordered to built "flak towers". The bunker with 3.5 m thick walls was designed by Albert Speer and Friedrich Tamms. Flak = Flugabwehrkanone (anti-aircraft gun).
Friedrich (Fritz) Höger is the best-known representative of brick-stone expressionism, which spread around 1920 in northern Germany. His trademark were curved shapes made of dark brown bricks in combination with green copper roofs. The "Anzeiger-Hochhaus" in Hanover is also one of his works.
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