The resonanzraum was designed by a team led by Professor Jörg Friedrich (pfp architekten). It was financed by a board of private patrons, Hamburg's department of culture, various foundations and some private companies. A tenancy agreement was signed at the beginning of 2014, and the conversion of the former printworks was able to begin.
Large revolvable iron doors control the room's acoustics and provide a high level of freedom and flexibility with regard to the way the venue is used. Bare concrete walls are testament to its history, while the large, luminous bar, warm wooden flooring and openness of the room make it both inviting and inspiring. According to Professor Friedrich, the architects strove in everything for »authenticity, minimalism and reduction«. The lighting concept was also developed especially for the room by Heinz Kasper and is one of its most interesting features. Large ring lights and an impressive chandelier made of 270 plastic bottles provide an organic contrast to the angular architecture and echo the splendour of traditional concert halls - reinterpreted in a contemporary way.