In the footsteps of Schinkel
by Fabian Peters | 7/16/2019
With the James-Simon-Galerie, David Chipperfield Architects is taking the architectural history of Berlin's Museumsinsel into the 21st century.
The bronze tower completely changes the Hamburg skyline - it rises 65 metres above the new "Hafenkrone" district between Reeperbahn, the harbour, and Speicherstadt. The guests of the new luxury hotel "Empire Riverside" can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view
over the city at Elbe river because all of the rooms have floor-to-ceiling glazing over the entire width of the room. The famous architect David Chipperfield created a 21-storey architectural masterpiece that fits right into the Hanseatic city. The facad
e is equipped with 6,400 square metres of ipasol solar protection glazing, which not only provides an optimum indoor climate, but also a true-colour view.
All pictures: Empire Riverside Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
Architect: David Chipperfield, London, UK