Philharmonie and Kammermusiksaal

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The Philharmonie (1960–1963) is considered one of Hans Scharoun’s major works and a classic example of his “organic architecture”: in the center of the concert hall stands the orchestra podium, surrounded by terraced rows of seating for an audience of 2,200. The building is the home of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Edgar Wisniewski based his design for the Chamber Music Hall (Kammermusiksaal) (1984–1987) linked to the foyer of the Philharmonie on a sketch by Scharoun.