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On the Elbe - In the Philharmonie

29th - 31st AUGUST 2018

Concept and moderation: Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR

Guided tours: Sebastian Maaß / IBA; Thorsten Gödtel / HafenCity; as well as other experts in a number of buildings and museums on site

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. There is also a jazz concert in the Great Hall as part of the Elbphilharmonie summer program. A guided 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. ARCH ON TOUR visits the best examples, leads to the Hamburg International Building Exhibition and offers time for the famous old town on the Alster.

Due to the great success of the first and second ARCH ONTOUR to Hamburg in May and September 2017 and numerous demand, the tour will take place for the third time with summer program variants.

PROGRAM as of August 27, 2018, subject to change

Sunrise - sunset: 6:26 am - 8:13 pm

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


Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 / Elbdeck, Fischhafen, Elbphilharmonie

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

S-Bahn and U-Bahn

Elbphilharmonie  / Herzog & de Meuron, 2016

"The Westin Hamburg, hotel in the Hafencity"

Ferry, walk:

Bo Concept Store

joint lunch in the restaurant "Henssler & Henssler" (in a former fish hall)

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

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


Dockland / Hadi Teherani office building, 2006: viewing platform (optional: get off and take the next ship)

back to the hotel, check-in, free time (e.g. for the spa area in the hotel)

Meeting point in the upper lobby, brief explanation of the construction of the Elbphilharmonie on the "Plaza"

Concert in the ELBPHILHARMONIE, LARGE HALL: Stefano Bollani "Napoli Trip": Jazz concert as part of the Elbphilharmonie summer program

Optional bar visits: - Bar in the Westin Hotel

or individually by taxi:

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

- Clouds Heavens Bar in the Dancing Towers / Hadi Teherani, 2012

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


Thursday, 08/30/2018 / IBA, Altstadt-Neustadt

Ferry, S-Bahn

IBA Dock, Am Zollhafen

Guided tour with Sebastian Maaß (Dipl.-Ing. Urban Planning) to selected buildings of the IBA International Building Exhibition Hamburg in the port area south of HafenCity: Welcome and introduction to the IBA Dock / Han Slavik, tour through the project area with tours, presentation of various topics, Projects and buildings of the IBA (including energy bunker, Weltquartier, Neue Mitte Wilhelmsburg with new building of the authority, algae house, waterhouses, woodcube and other smart houses)

exclusive guided tour through the energy bunker

joint lunch in the restaurant "Vju" in the energy bunker (closed  Event for our group)

then take the S-Bahn to the old town

Walk through the old town / new town: town hall, Alsterarkaden, Alter Wall and Hohe Bleichen, Jungfernstieg, ...

Free time in the old town  (or back to the hotel)

Dinner together at "Kaiser´s" in HafenCity

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


Friday, August 31, 2018 / HafenCity - Speicherstadt

Walk to the HafenCity InfoCenter in the Kesselhaus

Guided tour through HafenCity with Thorsten Gödtel (Dipl.-Ing. Urban Planning):

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

Deichtorhallen: Visit of the two current exhibitions in the historical steel and glass constructions (1911): Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes; Asger Jorn: Without Boundaries

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

Walk back through the Speicherstadt to the Westin Hotel; on the way: visit to the "Teekontor im Wasserschloss"

U- and S-Bahn to the airport, flight HAM VIE with OS172



Photos:  Archive ARCH ON TOUR

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