Current issue: 6 – 2017

Elbphilharmonie

In architectural terms the concert hall on top of the warehouse is spectacular; with its wavy crown it places an unmistakeable sign at the edge of the city and the river and en­chants visitors with its cascading spaces. The ex­pense of realising the casually made sketch was enormous: the effort of not just taming the forces involved but guiding them along differ­ent routes made the undertaking so demanding. The gain is the open plaza, the hovering vol­ ume, the floating foyers, and a concert hall that is unequalled.

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werk, bauen + wohnen presents topical and critical reports about architecture within the international context. The theme-based issues offer in-depth analyses, comparisons and background information. The voice of the BSA (Bund Schweizer Architekten / Federation of Swiss Architects), werk, bauen + wohnen is in its 104rd year of publication.