Elbhilharmonie

Hamburg, Germany
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Manufacturers
rosconi GmbH
Location
Hamburg, Germany
Year
2016

Customized wardrobe solution for one of the world’s most spectacular concert halls.

In 2003 Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron drew the first draft of their vision for the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. The complex architecture, which omits almost entirely right angles, is completed by the vision of putting a new building on top of an industrial facility and thus characterizes a thrilling large-scale project that is not only in the public eye across Germany.

Rosconi’s project managers started to develop the customized wardrobe design as a novelty in close cooperation with Herzog & de Meuron. Offering a total of 3,000 wardrobe spaces, the design approach was based on the organic curves of the wave shapes on the roof of the Elbphilharmonie. Similar to the floating structure of the “Great Hall”, the round-shaped wardrobe made of round steel tube should be suspended from the ceiling without any visible connections. This architectural goal made particularly precise work necessary. In addition to the development of specific systems for assembling the wardrobe systems in rosconi’s own metal working department, individual devices had to be built for powder-coating systems, for load securing and assembly as well.

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