elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom


prior to its opening on january 11-12 of 2017, herzog and de meuron’s elbphilharmonie has released an interactive video captured by two drones — called ‘rock’ and ‘roll’ — that flew around the empty concert hall in hamburg. created by jung von matt agency in collaboration with gestalt communications, the technology gives viewers access to the stunning architecture of the landmark nicknamed ‘elphi’.


heading this article, you can see the different views of the two drones. the authors of the movie have then combined them to a single clip. slow or fast, the final version allows users to set the pace of the moving image — by clicking the space bar to speed it up — and releasing the bar to see it again in its original mode.

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
rock ‘n’ roll gives surprising glimpses inside hamburg’s new landmark. to watch and interact with the video follow this link

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
completed earlier this year, herzog & de meuron‘s elbphilharmonie hamburg, enveloped in an impressive undulating rooftop and glass façades.

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
‘rock’ and ‘roll’ hit the stage once they finish their mission

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
the drones take visitors on a thrilling tour across the interior of the concert hall

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
the central grand hall can seat 2,100 guests

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
the building is scheduled to be opened on january 11-12 2017 

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
come fly with me! explore the unknown with the camera-mounted aerial vehicle

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
unusual interior views captured by the drones

elbphilharmonie drones herzog de meuron designboom
elbphilharmonie hamburg countdown: a look inside the grand hall. also on smartphones users can decide the speed of the video tour.


elbphilharmonie countdown, the entertainment page complements the official web page, where information can be found about the concert hall, the music programme and tickets.



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom


  • the inside is a masterpiece. Recalls UN Studios / Hadid

    AL says:
  • Great building. Slower and steadier camera views might have been more useful to the first-time video visitor . . . ?

    Stephen Ritchings says:

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