All images courtesy of Iwan Baan.
The Elbphilharmonie Plaza — a viewing platform elevated 37 metres above ground — has opened in Germany two months ahead of the building’s official inauguration in January 2017. The plaza offers visitors panoramic views across Hamburg from the Herzog & De Meuron-designed structure. The opening coincides with the handover of the building, with local authorities taking delivery of the Elbphilharmonie. To mark the occasion, new images have been taken of the much-anticipated concert hall by acclaimed architectural photographer Iwan Baan.