A high-visibility building

David Chipperfield Architects are known for their mastery of minimalism. With their elegant Elbtower design they have created an architectural icon with visibility far beyond the city boundaries.

It all began with a sketch. David Chipperfield Architects always envisioned the silhouette of HafenCity and the Elbtower as a whole.

David Chipperfield Architects on the Elbtower

“AT ITS BEST, ARCHITECTURE CONTRIBUTES TO THE WAY WE LIVE AND TO THE QUALITY OF OUR DAILY LIVES.”

DAVID CHIPPERFIELDFOUNDER AND PARTNER, DAVID CHIPPERFIELD ARCHITECTS

Art inspired by nature

Studio Other Spaces, with founders Ólafur Elíasson and Sebastian Behmann, are designing the Elbtower façade as a sculpture of light. Sensors pick up tiny changes in weather conditions and translate them into subtle light effects. At night, these turn the building into a vibrant work of art.

“The light sculpture by Studio Other Spaces visualises this resonance principle and translates phenomena we can sense but not always see into a play of light and movement.”

ÓLAFUR ELÍASSONARTIST, STUDIO OTHER SPACES

An idea reaches for the sky

2015

Land purchase

2017

Competition

2021

Civil engineering begins

2022

Construction begins

2025

Completion

Elbtower App

All everyday matters in the Elbtower can be handled by a smart app. From lighting, humidity and temperature to logging into conferences and booking a car rental or a business dinner, the app is an easy tool to manage and plan with.

The future is only a blink away

Future-proof mobility, open office landscapes and green technologies. Sustainability is built into the Elbtower’s DNA.