The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany is one of the world's most advanced concert halls and is an absolute sight to behold. To commemorate its opening and showcase its grandeur, this video tour was created, which used drones to provide some unique views of the hall.
One of my music theory professors recently shared this with me. I haven't seen many drone videos that were filmed primarily indoors, but the Elbphilharmonie seems like the perfect subject, with its wide open spaces and fascinating layout. I was particularly drawn to the shots of the seating system in the main hall, which show off the beautiful asymmetries. Designing concert halls is a special architectural challenge, as in addition to creating a compelling structure, there's also the issue of ensuring that every point in the hall is as close to acoustically perfect as possible. That's why the complex and ornate layout of the hall astounded me all the more.
Would you like a drone tour of the brand new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg concert hall?Posted by Classic FM on Thursday, January 12, 2017
The tour appears to have been filmed with a DJI Inspire 1. Created by Simon & Paul, it really shows off their flying skills and vision. Be sure to check out their site for more. Bonus points if you can name the piece in the video!