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Herzog & De Meuron's Elbe Philharmonic Hall

By: Meghan Young - Published: Sep 8, 2009 • References: designbuild-network and designboom
If some say the world will end in fire, Herzog and De Meuron say it will flourish in ice, starting with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany. This Siberian-esque superstructure, constructed of glassy arctic waves and anchored by brick, is Herzog and De Meuron’s latest design, in conjunction with Höhler and Werner Kallmorgen.

Not only will it be the icy domain of two concert halls, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall will also house a 5 star hotel and apartments. By the time this building is completed, I wouldn’t be surprised if another ice-age does befall us.