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Is the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany, ugly?

The new glossy construction in Hamburg resembles a hoisted sail, water wave, iceberg or quartz crystal. It sits on a top of an old warehouse building near the historical Speicherstadt. It was officially inaugurated with concerts on January 11, 2017.

Yes, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall is ugly

The Elbe music hall is situated in the picturesque and historic city of Hamburg. The bizarre wave-like glass building is at odds with the architecture of the rest of the city and diverts attention away from key historic landmarks. It offensive to the architecture of the rest of the city.

The Elbe Philharmonic Hall doesn't fit the port scenery

The glass facade does not fit the rest of the architecture of the seaport. It is too contemporary. It diverts attention from the historic landmarks and the elegant features that the town offers. The building is structurally at odds with itself and it does not fit in with the picturesque beauty of the town.

No, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall is not ugly

The Elbe Philharmonic Music Hall is a masterpiece of design with a unique character. Built from glass and stone in an organic, asymmetric design, the building is a triumph of modern architecture.

It looks like an iceberg or crystal, which are both beautiful

The building reflects the color of the sky. It looks like a gigantic crystal or even an iceberg. Its position in the historic Hamburg seaport makes it a unique monument for the sailors to wish them good luck on the high seas. Ahoy!

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This page was last edited on Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 13:45 UTC