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The Elbphil­har­monie is a spec­tac­u­lar glass-pan­elled con­cert hall that sits on top of a for­mer ware­house in a re­cently re­gen­er­ated part of Hamburg’s old port. De­signed by Swiss ar­chi­tects Jac­ques Her­zog and Pierre de Meu­ron, the com­plex ac­com­mo­dates a phil­har­monic hall, a cham­ber mu­sic ball, restau­rants, bars, a panorama ter­race, apart­ments and a ho­tel com­plete with health and fit­ness cen­tre plus con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties. The con­cert hall seats an au­di­ence of 2100 while the cham­ber mu­sic hall ac­com­mo­dates 550 lis­ten­ers; both were de­signed by Ja­panese acous­ti­cian Ya­suhisa Toy­ota in a vine­yard style, rather than rec­tan­gu­lar shoe­box style, and fea­tures an im­pres­sive cus­tomised light­ing so­lu­tion by Zum­to­bel.

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