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Update: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de Meuron

Update: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de Meuron

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.

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.

Cite: Karen Cilento. "Update: Elbe Philharmonic Hall / Herzog and de Meuron" 19 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>