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Construction Of Elbe Philharmonic Hall Is Well On Schedule

Technology of great concert hall installed. Construction of Westin hotel also well on track, with the opening scheduled for autumn 2016

As agreed in early 2013 in the context of the reorganisation of the project Elbphilharmonie, Hochtief completed the technology area on the great concert hall and the hotel at Hamburg’s new concert hall Elbphilharmonie on 30 April 2015 on schedule. Thus, also the penultimate of six intermediate deadlines has been met. With great strides, the landmark project is nearing completion,.

Construction On Schedule

Prof. Barbara Kisseler, Hamburg Minister of Culture: “Since the reorganisation two years ago, the Elbphilharmonie project has been making excellent progress. I’d like to thank our project partners Hochtief and Herzog & de Meuron to have met our expectations and constructively co-operated with us. With the completion of the great hall’s technology, we have reached yet another important milestone. The good progress shows that we have gone the right way by reorganising the project. Now, we will fully focus on preparing the grand opening of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall on 11 January 2017. “

Opening Concert On 11 January 2017

In spring 2013, the project participants approved the reorganisation of the Elbphilharmonie project and set six interim deadlines. With the first five deadlines met, the final deadline will no be 31 January 2016, marking the completion of the white skin of the great hall. Formal acceptance of the building has been scheduled for 31 October 2016. From 26 November 2016 onwarda, the 4.000 square metre Plaza will already be open to the public. It will offer an impressive 360 degree panoramic view of the city and the harbour at a height of 37 metres. The inaugural concert will take place on 11 January 2017.

8,000 Tonnes Of Technology

On 30 April 2015, Hochtief completed the technical area of the great hall and the hotel. The contractual completion has been confirmed among others by independent experts and the Hamburg’s civic Realisierungsgesellschaft ReGe. Weighing 8,000 tonnes, the technical areas contains, inter alia, the ventilation systems of the foyers and the great hall,including also smoke detection systems. In total, approximately 2,700 metres of channels with a total weight of 900 tons have been installed.

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