Say that name three times fast. Of course, if you speak German, it's probably easy. :)Elbphilharmonie
is a new glass-clad concert house in Hamburg, Germany built atop Kaispeicher A, an historic redbrick warehouse built in 1963 by the late Hamburg architect Werner Kallmorgen
by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron
, the topping-out ceremony was held at the end of last month, and the building is scheduled for completion in 2012. The new structure will contain three concert halls, one hotel with an international conference center, 45 apartment flats, parking bays in the wharf basement and a public square elevated 37 meters above the Elbe River. At the core of Elbphilharmonie sits an "acoustically superior" concert hall
that seats 2,150 people. In addition, the area's residents are enthusiatically supporting its construction, also, having donated more than €77 million to assist in the completion of this head-turning landmark.
Photos from Dezeen.