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Sunday, July 21, 2019

David Chipperfield wins competition for Hamburg’s tallest tower

The Berlin office of David Chipperfield has designed a 230-meter-tall mixed-use building on the banks of the Elbe River, in Hafencity, the neighborhood that has risen out of German city’s old harbor area. The result of a competition win, the Elbtower – as it will be called – will be a counterpoint to Herzog & de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie nearby. It will contain offices, restaurants, shops, exhibition galleries, and a hotel, rising on a triangular podium and clad with a skin of aluminum giving protection against the sun’s days while creating a moire effect. At night, the lighting designed by Studio Other Spaces will transform the skyscraper into a ‘sculpture of kinetic light.’ Construction is to begin in 2021 and finish in 2025.
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