Project: Elbphilharmonie
Building Type: Concert hall/Theatre/Lecture theatre/Function rooms, Hotels/Gastronomy, Residential buildings
Address: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1
Zip/City: 20457 Hamburg
Country: Germany
Company Division: Lindner SE | Fit-Out North.Northwest Germany, Lindner SE | Floors, Lindner SE | Interior Fit-out and Furnishings
Completion: from 2012 to 2016


Project: Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie is a new landmark in the cityscape of Hamburg. Its concert facilities feature 3 halls for 2,770 guests. In addition to the concert halls, the structure also houses an hotel with 244 rooms and numerous exclusive residential units. The Elbphilharmonie sets new standards in countless aspects of sophisticated architecture.

Lindner AG participated in the construction of the Elbphilharmonie by undertaking a demanding fit-out package for the foyers of the concert halls, including the stairwell construction from the plaza leading to the foyer. Furthermore, the scope of works included the fit-out of several lounges as well as office and backstage areas and sanitary facilities. The omnipresent demand for utmost quality shows in a large number of custom constructions that form a basis for the unique room construction. One example for this aspect are the foyer stairwells, executed in a rounded and arched form using a construction system that was developed and patented by Lindner. Another major contributor to the pleasant environment are Baswa Acoustic Ceilings that have been installed on large areas and partially fitted with cooling technology. Traditional crafting techniques also saw use in the Elbphilharmonie, one example being Stucco Encausto surfaces. Due to high levels of visitor traffic, fire protection plays a major role in the concept of the building. Without requiring cuts in appearance or acoustics, Lindner gypsum fibre boards allowed the implementation of veneered compound systems that met fire protection standards of up to class A2.

Companies involved

Client: Elbphilharmonie Bau KG, Hamburg, Germany
Architecture: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel,


Carpenter works
Balustrades 300 sqm
Benches 65 lm
Wall and ceiling claddings 1,000 sqm
Floor coating works
Locksmith works
Handrails 500 lm
Banisters 350 lm
Painter, paperhanging and varnishing works
Coating and varnishing 22,700 sqm
Floor covering works
Parquet paving works 8,500 sqm
Rendering and plastering works
Stucco Encausto 200 sqm
Marmorino Veneziano 7,250 sqm
Steel construction works
Structural steel engineering
Natural and artificial stone works
Artificial stone 700 sqm
Terrazzo 300 sqm
Hollow / raised floors 2,000 sqm
Screed works
Floor coatings 7,200 sqm
Plasterboard ceiling systems
Plasterboard ceilings 5,200 sqm
Baswa acoustic ceilings 5,000 sqm
Plasterboard partition systems
Plasterboard wall lining systems 10,100 sqm
Fire wall plasterboard systems 800 sqm
Plasterboard moulded components 850 sqm
FIREwood wall claddings 300 sqm
FIREwood ceiling claddings 700 sqm