Project published in a+t 48 Generators, Linkers, Mixers & Storytellers
July 27, 2017
Storytellers are those buildings which speak from the eye and the mind of the architect. The richer, the more settled their references, the more playful and imaginative their connections with reality, culture or history, and the more unexpected facets to be discovered by spectators as they try to decipher the buildings’ codes.
The Elbphilharmonie building is located less than 2 kilometres from Spielbudenplatz (urban plan by NL / BeL) and the construction of this new music palace is having its inevitable effects on the St. Pauli area. The entirely intentional, anachronism merely reflects the broad scope of the debate within contemporary architecture. Volumes, forms, types, processes which required interpreting and composing within a historical understanding, are adapted to the context, the diversity of users, the introduction of new ways of living, the freedom of choice, the coexistence of opposites, the financial balance, the implementation of new technology...
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