The River Elbe, the ships, Europe’s second largest container port – they’re all around here. Nowhere in Hamburg is home life quite as spectacular as in the ‘Elbphilharmonie’, the city’s iconic new landmark designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron. 15 floors of the building play host to remarkable apartments, now up for sale. One of which is graced with the signature style of Kate Hume.
Never before has there been a property in Hamburg quite like this one. This claim is no exaggeration. The ‘Elbphilharmonie’ is a confluence of the city’s past and its future ahead. The apartments in the west of the HafenCity district afford views over the container terminals in the port stretching as far as the Lüneburg Heath, over the meandering Elbe River, and the entire cityscape towards the Alster lake in the distance. Hamburg’s iconic new landmark is absolutely spectacular. The Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron have incorporated the outer walls of the historic warehouse known as ‘Kaispeicher A’ into their design. Originally built in 1875, the brick construction occupies a prime plot of land jutting out into the Elbe between the ‘Sandtorhafen’ and ‘Grasbrookhafen’ docks. Destroyed in the Second World War and later demolished, it was replaced in 1963 by a second ‘Kaispeicher A’ in the same position. And it is on this foundation that the new building now rises up.
(by Uta Abendroth)