What I particularly wanted to see was the building with the roof like wave-crests - the Elbphilharmonie.
Built on to an old warehouse at a key point where the old warehouse and docks area pokes out into the Elbe, it's a complex of (very expensive) housing, offices and car-parking surrounding two new concert halls. As with so many new projects, it took longer and cost more than expected, but the end result is an impressive and austerely beautiful space, all off-white stucco and unvarnished oak, with airy foyers and staircases open to panoramic views on both sides, and an outside observation platform running right round the building (no photos allowed inside for the general public, so these are borrowed from elsewhere):
|Photo from BASWA Acoustic|
|Photo from the Suddeutsche Zeitung|
The tour over, we were free to take photos around the outside, where the wavy glass exteriors offered some interesting reflections: