Third year at Canterbury School of Architecture, this is my blog about all things me.
The aim of my scheme is to re-establish the positive relationship between the everyday Hamburgian and the Elbphilharmonie, due to the several hundred million pounds the taxpayer has had to contribute to the over budget Herzog & DeMeuron opera house. I aim to tackle this by utilizing the children of Hamburg in a grassroots up approach. Each of the 167,714 current school children in the State of Hamburg will visit my project before the expected opening of the Elbphilharmonie in 2017. With 3 workshops running simultaneously during both morning and afternoon, each child will produce 2 models, one which they are able to take home and the other which they are able to purchase if they wish. The child’s favourite and purchased models will return home to their families, taking pride of place on the mantelpiece and slowly improving the relationship of the building with the childs parents. All un-purchesed models will be transported to the buildings shop, and sold alongside “kits”, which are able to be bought by the general public.