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On the Elbe - In the Philharmonie 

May 12-14, 2017

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR

Guided tours: Thorsten Gödtel / HafenCity; Veronika Schöne / Falckenberg Collection; as well as other architects and experts in numerous buildings, galleries and museums on site

Media partner: nextroom

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


The tour is all about the newly opened Elbphilharmonie, starting at the Hotel Westin Elbphilharmonie and staying right at the heart of the action and allowing you to experience Hamburg from the perspective of HafenCity. It starts with a concert in the Great Hall, a tour through HafenCity and Speicherstadt gives an insight into exciting new usage concepts of the former factory buildings, warehouses and warehouses, which have also been expanded into residential lofts, co-working spaces and restaurants as well as high-quality art collections in a wider area accommodate. ARCH ON TOUR visits the best examples, researches new urban development projects in St. Pauli, leads to the famous old town on the Alster and for the first time also offers the optional "arch on run" format, which takes place on a refreshing jog through the HafenCity architecture in the Explore running.


PROGRAM , as of April 27, 2017, subject to change

Sunrise - sunset: approx. 05:25 AM - 9:10 PM

All journeys by public transport: S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus, boat


Friday, May 12th, 2017 / Elbphilharmonie and HafenCity: guided tours and concert

check-in takes place individually, flight VIE - HAM with OS175

Ride with the S and U Bahn

"The Westin Hamburg, Hotel in the Hafencity": breakfast together, check-in

Walk to the HafenCity InfoCenter in the Kesselhaus, Am Sandtorkai 30

guided tour through HafenCity:

Introduction to the urban model in the boiler house
Sand Gate Park
Katharinenschule / Spengler Wiescholek
Überseequartier Nord:

       Sumatrakontor / Erick van Egeraat, Michiel Raaphorst, 2011

       Cinnamon Tower / Bolles + Willson, 2016
Überseequartier south
Beach house and  Engel & Völkers Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners, 2017, 2015
Marco Polo Tower and Unilever Headquarters / Behnisch Architects, 2009
End of the Elbphilharmonie visitor center

House tour: Elbphilharmonie  / Herzog & de Meuron, 2016

Time for the pool and spa area in the hotel

Plaza Elbphilharmonie


Steve Reich Ensemble "Music for 18 Musicians" as part of the Maximal Minimal Festival

Walk to the restaurant

Dinner together in the VLET restaurant in the Speicherstadt

1st night at "The Westin Hamburg, Hotel in the Hafencity"


Saturday, May 13th, 2017 / Atstadt-Neustadt, Elbdeck, St. Pauli:

                    Design shops, residential construction on the Elbe and participatory planning

Walk to the old town / Neustadt: Sleeping Dogs Concept Store, town hall, Alster arcades, office and commercial buildings on the Alten Wall and Große Bleichen / gmp architects; Cedon design store in the Hanseviertel / Luminova, Jungfernstieg

Free time and individual lunch

S-Bahn, bus

PLYground showroom, design and interiors (in a former fish smokehouse)

Elbdeck, Hamburg Altona / Carsten Roth

Guided tour by Carsten Roth and Patrick Hartung through the residential buildings on the Elbdeck

and viewing of the apartment on the 6th floor - view!

St. Pauli: New development of the Quartier am Spielbudenplatz (including competition prize field 72), Park Fiction (participatory planning), Esso Häuser area, PlanBude / guided tour by Lisa Marie Zande and Volker Katthagen

East Hotel Hamburg / Schmitz-Mohr & Wölk SMWÖ (Lüchow), interior design treatment: Jordan Mozer and Associates, Ltd. (Chicago), 2004; (former iron foundry 1850)

Hotel tour, afterwards dinner together in the EAST restaurant (sushi specialties)

optional: Skyline bar “20up” in the Empire Riverside Hotel / David Chipperfield

2nd night in "The Westin Hamburg, Hotel in the Hafencity"


Sunday, May 14th, 2017 / Art collections in former factory buildings

Optional sports program: Jogging tour with the “running concierge” from the Westin Hotel, along the waterfront to the St. Pauli fish market and back

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Collection Falckenberg / Roger Bundschuh, 2008  (former factory halls of the Phoenixwerke in Hamburg-Harburg)  - Guided tour through the collection and the current exhibition of the German concept artist Hanne Darboven (1941-2009)


House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen / Exhibition: Viviane Sassen - Umbra

joint lunch in the "Fillet of Soul"


U- and S-Bahn to the airport

Flight HAM-VIE with OS172

Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR

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