Future Vision and finally successful construction drama
“A real political thriller”
Hamburg is secretly planning a new district in the port in the 90s. Only when the preparations are complete is the public informed and the plan subsequently legitimized by the city parliament. The result is HafenCity, one of the largest inner-city urban development projects in Europe and a experimental field for life in a 21st century metropolis.
First a milliongrave, then worldwide hype: Elbphilharmonie, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the signature project of new HafenCity, has changed the world’s view of Hamburg as a metropolis and raised Hamburg’s music scene to a new level.
On this private city tour through HafenCity we meet ...
… the future of Hamburg, a large test tube for urban planners and architects, where ideas for life in the city of the future are tried out:
Elbphilharmonie, an architectural icon and planning disaster equally, a wounder of sound and an artists horror
HafenCity, a city district as a laboratory for the development of new living, transport and energy supply concepts
Modern architecture between “architectural cube cough” and fascination, lively parks and draughty terraces
This city tour theme can also be wonderfully combined with the UNESCO site Speicherstadt, as a private guided city tour through more than 100 years of urban planning.