Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Germany
approx. 2.5 km from St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg. Google-Maps Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Extract from Wikipedia
As of June 12, 2020: The Elbphilharmonie (also called "Elphi" for short) is a concert hall in Hamburg that was completed in November 2016. It was planned with the aim of creating a new landmark for the city and a “cultural monument for everyone”. The 110 meter high building in the HafenCity district is located on the right bank of the Norderelbe at the tip of the Großer Grasbrook between the mouths of the Sandtorhafen and Grasbrookhafen docks. It was built using the shell of the former Kaispeicher A (built in 1963). A modern structure with a glass facade that is reminiscent of sails, water waves, icebergs or a quartz crystal was placed on this base. The location at Kaiserhöft is characterized by the former industrial port use and the neo-Gothic brick architecture of the Speicherstadt ...
Completion of the building was planned for 2010 after several years of lead time, but was delayed several times. a. also due to a year and a half construction freeze in the public area. Only after an extensive project reorganization between the architects, the builder and the construction company shortly after the election of the mayor Olaf Scholz was construction continued after the construction freeze. Due to the delays in construction and the fact that the originally estimated construction costs were exceeded, the Elbphilharmonie became known nationwide long before its completion: the construction costs were around 866 million euros, a little more than 11.24 times the originally planned amount of 77 million euros . The deadline agreed in the new contract for the handover of the building and the keys on October 31, 2016 was met. The inauguration of the concert area was celebrated on January 11th and 12th, 2017 with the concert “Time becomes space here” by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (concert program). The Small Hall was inaugurated on January 12, 2017 by Ensemble Resonanz. In the first year after the opening, around 850,000 people attended the over 600 concerts in the Elbphilharmonie, over 4.5 million visitors made a pilgrimage to the plaza, more than 70,000 people took part in the concert hall tours and over 60,000 in the house's music education program ...
Location next to Hanseatic Trade Center and Kehrwiederspitze
The four-star plus hotel “The Westin Hamburg” with 244 rooms is located in the eastern part of the 6th to 20th floors of the building and is operated by the Westin Hotels & Resorts hotel chain, which is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts group. The opening took place on November 4, 2016. There is a spa area with pool, saunas and fitness area on the 6th floor and a conference area and restaurant for 170 guests on the 7th floor. The lobby is located on the 8th floor; access is possible from the public plaza and lifts from the entrance area on the ground floor.
In the western part of the Kaispeicher, the brick base of the Elbphilharmonie, is the “Störtebeker” restaurant, which is operated on three floors by the Störtebeker Braumanufaktur together with east Hotel & Restaurant GmbH. On the 5th floor there is a restaurant with bar for a total of 220 guests, on the 6th floor there is a shop and beer tasting area. On the plaza on the 8th floor there is also a deli with snacks and drinks on offer. In addition to the Störtebeker gastronomy, there are further gastronomic offers in the hotel and in the concert area of the Elbphilharmonie.
In addition to the cultural use of the concert halls and the music education area, the building includes 45 upscale residential units, which, with purchase prices of up to 10 million euros, are among the most expensive in the city.
In the former Kaispeicher there is next to the Kaistudio 1 and rooms for the music education area also a parking garage with 433 parking spaces, 170 of which are reserved for hotel guests and the owners of the condominiums. The car park operator is Apcoa Parking ...