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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg: Last Construction Milestone achieved
HAMBURG, GERMANY, 3 February 2016 – The design, construction, manufacturing and installation of the ceilings and wall surfaces in the Main Concert Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, the so-called “Weisse Haut”, is one of the most complex developments for the Elbphilharmonie. Its specific surface texture plays a vital role in the acoustics of the concert hall. These highly dense and extremely heavy engineered gypsumfibre board panels reflect sound, which is then directed and scattered by the countless seashell-shaped milled depressions. Approximately 10’000 panels in total are now installed. The completion of the “Weisse Haut” is the last contractual deadline before the handover of the building later this year.