Visitors to Hamburg Airport’s Terminal 1 can view a smaller model of the city’s magnificent Elbphilharmonie. The four-metre high model of the “concert hall for everybody” gives passengers and airport guests a glimpse of the new building with the unique architecture and quality of sound. The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, designed by the famous Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, will be officially opened on January 11-12, 2017.
Model to stir up publicity
Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport, noted: “The Elbphilharmonie will heighten Hamburg’s repute in the world. We are already looking forward to the innumerable guests and artists arriving in Hamburg Airport whom we will gladly welcome here”, adding, “The over dimensional model of the Elbphilharmonie shows Hamburg’s impressive new landmark. We are proud to present it at the airport to the people of Hamburg and guests from all over the world.”
Thorsten Kausch, Managing Director of Hamburg Marketing GmbH, added: “We would like to thank the airport for giving the people of Hamburg and guests from Germany and abroad an opportunity to see the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg before the official opening. The concert hall will boost Hamburg’s global perception and that of Germany and will give new impetus to this powerful and livable business location.”
Premiere at ITB
Over the past years, Hamburg has become one of the most popular city destinations in Europe. Michael Otremba, Managing Director of Hamburg Tourismus GmbH, noted: “The opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg will be another, unique reason for travelling to the city”, adding, “The innovative and palpable architecture and high-quality concerts will make the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg a new tourist magnet.”
The model of the Elbphilharmonie celebrated its world premiere last March at the International Tourism Convention (ITB) in Berlin. The true to scale replica of the concert hall will be on show at Hamburg Airport until June 20. Later, it will be exhibited at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference, one of biggest events in aviation, at Hamburg’s Congress Center.
The model scale of 1:25 is made of wood, aluminium, acrylic and fabric. Exhibition-goers can view the concert hall interactively using a touchscreen and headphones are available to hear the first strains of the expected music programme. A counter on the model contains an original piece of the so-called “white skin” weighing some 50 kilogrammes. Please touch! The surface structure of the walls and ceiling in the Elbphilharmonie’s grand hall consist of over 10,000 boards of plaster and ensure optimal acoustics.
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