The glass-fronted structure designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, sits like an alien creature on the site of a former cocoa warehouse. This big concert hall is supported by steel springs for better acoustics, and the audience is seated in a circle around the orchestra. But you'll have to wait. The still unfinished Elbphilharmonie may well be the best-known construction disasters in this Hanseatic seaport. The project has suffered multiple cost overruns. A model on a 1:10 scale can be viewed in the pavilion. All the same!