World’s Greatest Concert Hall

Hamburg’s ambitious dream is to build an iconic landmark.

Unfortunately it’s next to one of the noisiest ports in Europe and designing the acoustics of a concert hall is one of the toughest challenges in engineering.

The project is years behind schedule, millions over budget and they won’t know if they’ve succeeded until the first concert is performed.

A story of madness and a masterpiece: the attempt to build the world’s greatest concert hall.

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