Update: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de Meuron

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Continuing our coverage of Herzog and de Meuron’s Elbe Philharmonic Hall, we just found some interesting news regarding the construction site.  Currently around 80 meters high, the music hall still has a few years of construction left.  As huge cranes rise high above the building, Michael Batz, a scenographer, has taken advantage of the cranes and turned an ordinary construction site into a tourist attraction. Usually, people come to see a finished building – yet Batz’s idea of covering the cranes with blue LEDs creates a new kind of attraction.

Check out more images of the blue cranes, and a close up shot of the skin after the break.

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And, here’s a shot of the skin, thus far.  Herzog and de Meuron are known for their elaborate skins, and only time will tell how successful the overall effect of this skin design will be.

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Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Update: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de Meuron" 19 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=73996>

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    the blue lighting from michael batz wasn’t an event for the elbphilharmonic (we prefere to call it elbdisharmonic because of the political/financial stuff around this expensive building) but an event for the whole harbour. not only that building was lighted blue, but the whole harbour area it was an idea of hamburg marketing to create a weekend full of cruise liners and light the whole harbour in blue. i found it lame.
    http://www.hamburgcruisedays.de/index_en.php

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