The Moontopia project may look like something out of this world, and while it does give us a glimpse at the geometric structures future astronauts could live in, it’s actually the Elbphilharmonie Plaza by architectural photographer Hao Chen. The futuristic complex is located on the banks of the River Elbe, and is centered around a 2,100-seat arena positioned at a height of 50 meters, which is detached from the remainder of the structures for sound-proofing reasons. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The dissemination of sound in a concert hall is decisive for the quality of acoustics. In order to achieve this, the geometry of the room, the materials used and the surface structure must be perfectly in tune. it is this particular structure and the seamless transition between the walls and the ceiling that lend the concert hall its somewhat natural characteristics,” said architecture firm Herzog & De Meuron