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On the Elbe - In the Philharmonie 

25-27 SEPTEMBER 2017

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR

Guided tours: Thorsten Gödtel / HafenCity; Ulrich Rüter / House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen

Media partner: nextroom

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG


The tour is entirely dedicated to the Elbphilharmonie and starts at the Hotel Westin Elbphilharmonie, where you can stay right at the heart of the action and experience Hamburg from the perspective of HafenCity. In addition, there will be a concert in the Great Hall, and a guided tour through HafenCity and Speicherstadt will provide an insight into exciting new usage concepts for the former factory buildings, warehouses and warehouses, which have also been expanded into residential lofts, co-working spaces and restaurants and are home to high-quality art collections . ARCH ON TOUR visits the best examples, researches new residential buildings, design galleries and urban development projects in St. Pauli, takes you to the famous old town on the Alster and again offers the optional "arch on run" format, which takes you on a refreshing jog through the HafenCity architecture explored while walking.

Due to the great success of the first ARCH ONTOUR to Hamburg in May 2017 and numerous requests, the tour will take place for the second time with small variations.


PROGRAM , as of September 24th, 2017, subject to change

Sunrise - sunset: approx. 7:15 a.m. - 7:10 p.m.


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


Monday, September 25th, 2017 / Altona, Elbdeck, Fischhafen, St. Pauli: residential buildings, design shops, participatory planning and magnificent views

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

suburban train, subway

Elbphilharmonie  / Herzog & de Meuron, 2016; "The Westin Hamburg, hotel in the Hafencity"


Brunch: fish sandwiches at "Brücke 10"


Atlantic House / Thomas Herzog Architects, 2007

Visit office days on the 8th, 9th floor and conference area on the 19th floor / Peter Schmidt Group


Park Fiction (participatory planning)

Stilwerk: individual visit to the furniture exhibitions, individual café, snack

Dockland / Hadi Teherani office building, 2006: viewing platform

Residential buildings on the Elbdeck, Hamburg Altona / Carsten Roth, 2012

and Columbia Twins / Carsten Roth, 2010 (both from the outside)


PlanBude: New development of the Quartier am Spielbudenplatz, Esso area (including competition prize field 72) 

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

joint dinner in the EAST restaurant (sushi specialties),

afterwards optional bar visit at EAST

optional: Skyline bar “20up” in the Empire Riverside Hotel / David Chipperfield, 2007

and / or: Clouds Heavens Bar in the Dancing Towers / Hadi Teherani, 2012

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


Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 / HafenCity, Altstadt-Neustadt, Elbphilharmonie:

Guided tours, walks and concerts

Walk to the HafenCity InfoCenter in the Kesselhaus

guided tour through HafenCity with city planner Thorsten Gödtel

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
Strandhaus and Engel & Völkers headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners, 2017, 2015
Marco Polo Tower and Unilever Headquarters / Behnisch Architects, 2009

Lunch together at the “Catch of The Day” in HafenCity

Walk to the old town / new town:

Town Hall, Alster Arcades,

Office and commercial buildings on Alten Wall and Hohe Bleichen / gmp,

Gardener - international furniture gallery, Jungfernstieg

Leisure time, for example: individually in the old town, or visiting the pool and spa area in the hotel

upper lobby Westin Hotel (plaza level, reception)

Introduction to the concert / large hall


              Tongyeong Festival Orchestra / conductor Heinz Holliger 

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


Wednesday, 09/27/2017 / Altstadt-Neustadt-Speicherstadt: walks, art and design

check-out, subway

Museum of Arts and Crafts, including the Spiegel canteen / Verner Panton, 1969

            (individual visit to the exhibitions)


House of Photography: Guided tour through the exhibitions with Ulrich Rüter:

Alec Soth - Gathered leaves, Peter Bialobrzeski - The second home

Lunch together in the "Fillet of Soul" at the Deichtorhallen 

Walk through the Speicherstadt to the Westin Hotel 

U- and S-Bahn to Hamburg Airport, flight HAM-VIE with OS172



Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR

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