David Chipperfield Architects reveal designs for Hamburgs tallest tower

February 12, 2018 by  
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Hot on the heels of Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed Elbphilharmonie , David Chipperfield Architects has revealed designs for the German city’s next big architecture project: Elbtower. Towering above the skyline at 230 meters (755 feet), the sculptural mixed-use building will be the tallest building in the city and serve as a counterpoint to Elbphilharmonie to the west. David Chipperfield Architects’ designs for Elbtower won an international design competition that sought a building that was modern yet also captured the historic and unique character of the riverfront location. Its sculptural form features a long multi-level podium that then curves upwards to form a 230-meter-tall tower with tapered edges. The podium will comprise a bar, hotel, restaurant, retail, and exhibition areas. The building will also enjoy easy access to the train and underground station as well as a bicycle bridge. Related: Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Plaza is the highest public square in northern Germany “We are delighted to have won the competition for the Elbtower project together with SIGNA and are happy to be invited to work in Hamburg again, especially on such an important site,” said David Chipperfield. “As architects we are increasingly aware that the city depends on the quality of projects from the private sector to create a strong civic dimension that engages with the complexities of the city. We look forward to positively embracing this responsibility with the Elbtower project.” The Elbtower will be sheathed in a specially designed glass facade equipped with lighting technology—designed by by Studio Other Spaces in collaboration with Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann—that will transform the building into a “kinetic sculpture” at night. + David Chipperfield Architects Via ArchDaily Images via David Chipperfield Architects

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Herzog & De Meuron’s stunning Elbphilharmonie to finally open in January

August 2, 2016 by  
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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 individual panes carefully shaped and marked with small basalt gray reflective dots to minimize solar heat gain and to create a shimmering effect. Related: Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall Tops Out The Elbphilharmonie’s crowning gem is the 2,100-seat “Grand Hall,” the largest concert hall of the three that will be detached from the rest of the building for improved soundproofing . Its towering form defines the Elbphilharmonie’s overall shape. “As a landmark visible from afar, the Elbphilharmonie will lend the horizontally oriented city an entirely new accent, symbolizing Hamburg’s foray into the new territory of the harbor area along the shores of the Elbe,” write Herzog & de Meuron. The building is slated to open to the public on January 11, 2017. Those interested in a closer glimpse of Elbphilharmonie before the opening date can take an online virtual tour . + Elbphilharmonie + Herzog & de Meuron Via The Architects Newspaper Images via Elbphilharmonie by Maxim Schulz

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils new renderings for Chelsea stadium revamp

December 16, 2015 by  
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Herzog & de Meuron complete the gorgeous solar-powered Bordeaux Stadium

May 29, 2015 by  
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Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

June 25, 2014 by  
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Photo by Iwan Baan Chile-based Smiljan Radic Studio just unveiled the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. The studio’s innovative temporary structure looks like a giant boulder propped up on four large stones. The semi-translucent faux-boulder offers a day-lit sitting area near London’s Hyde Park . Read the rest of Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ai Weiwei , chilean design , eco design , green design , Herzog & De Meuron , jean nouvel , kensington gardens , serpentine gallery pavilion , Smiljan Radic , Sou Fujimoto , sustainable design , temporary design , temporary Serpentine pavilion

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Herzog & de Meuron Renovates Open-Air Brazilian Gymnasium with Giant Fin-Like Panels

May 20, 2014 by  
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Herzog & de Meuron Wins Bid to Design Nature-Infused Hospital in Denmark

April 10, 2014 by  
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Herzog & de Meuron’s Pe?rez Art Museum Opens in Miami

December 5, 2013 by  
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Green Skyscraper to Be Built on Top of Vancouver’s Historic Exchange Building

August 15, 2013 by  
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Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides

August 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Bee populations have plummeted over the last decade or so and activists and farmers are very concerned about the impact this loss will have on our food supply . Consequently, Oregon temporarily banned neonicotinoids – pesticides thought to be a large contributor to their decline (along with fungicides and other factors) – as a proactive measure, and Europe has done the same. Meanwhile, all kinds of initiatives exist to revive bee populations, including Home Depot’s “bee-friendly” plants. Problem is, researchers have discovered that some of these plants contain even more pesticides than agricultural crops! Read the rest of Home Depot’s “Bee-Friendly Plants” are Laced with Toxic Pesticides Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bee populations plummet , bee research , bee-friendly plants , bee-killing pesticides , colony collapse disorder , food supply by bees , friends of the earth , fungicides , home depot , lowes , neonicotinoids , Pesticide Research Institute        

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