Elbphilharmonie & HafenCity

A miniature mammoth project: The Elbphilharmonie as an architectural highlight within the architecturally sophisticated Hafencity.

Hamburg HafenCity Elbphi Uebersicht Nacht 3 Verkleinert
Frontaler Blick auf die Elbphilharmonie, das Restaurant Kehrwieder Spitze und das Columbus Haus.

It was the year 2007 when the construction of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg began. It was clear that sooner or later we would be having a model of this striking concert house and other parts of the Hafencity as part of our exhibition. But it wasn’t until November 14th 2012 until we officially broke the ground and started with the construction of this miniature mammoth project.

22 model builders worked almost fulltime on the six sqm area which was integrated into the Hamburg theme world. With the help of the original blueprints of the Elbphilharmonie and other buildings from the Hafencity, our model builders managed to create exact replica models.

The following video shows the entire process of construction, faces the challenges and looks onto the most striking milestones.

Facts & Figures about Miniature-Elbphilharmonie

  • Scale: est. 1:130
  • Hight: 82 cm
  • Lengh: 83 - 96 cm
  • LEDs: 2,500 pieces

Facts & Figures about Miniature-HafenCity

By comparison:Construction time
Miniature Elbphilharmoniemaximum 364 days
Original Elbphilharmonieroundabout 10 years
By comparison:Costs
Miniature Elbphilharmoniemaximum 200,000 €
Original Elbphilharmonieminimum 700,000.000 €
By comparison:Height
Miniature Elbphilharmonie820 mm
Original Elbphilharmonie110,000 mm
By comparison:Housing prices
Miniature Elbphilharmonie154,000 € per m²
Original Elbphilharmonieca. 21,000 € per m²