The Chilehaus in Hamburg has a floor area of 36,000 square meters and is one of the most imposing buildings in the Hanseatic city. An eye-catcher is especially the tapered eastern end of the brick building: with its tip to the east, reminiscent of a ship's bow, it has become an icon of Expressionism in architecture. Particularly striking are the recessed terraces on the upper floors. In the immediate vicinity of the Chilehaus are the Mönckebergstraße, the town hall, the memorial St. Nikolai and the Spiegel publishing house.Together with the Speicherstadt and the Kontorhausviertel, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.Source:
Shortly before its handover to the client, the Chilehaus was mapped many times worldwide. The excellent architectural photography by Högers "Hausfotografen" Carl and Adolf Dransfeld from Hamburg-Winterhude in March 1924 contributed to this. In their most spectacular photo, they dramatically staged the eastern tip of the building by using a special lens to depict them from an extreme bottom view. The Chilehaus became the most illustrated German architectural motif of the 1920s, which was also used by many artists in their own works
A building like a ship's bow
The Chilehaus is one of the most impressive buildings in the Hanseatic city. The pointed, reminiscent of a ship's bow eastern end of the brick building is a special eye-catcher.The Speicherstadt and the adjacent Kontorhausviertel with Chilehaus were officially added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the beginning of July 2015.The Chilehaus was built between 1922 and 1924 according to the design of Fritz Höger. One of the first high-rise buildings in Hamburg had been commissioned by the once wealthiest man in the city: Henry B. Sloman. He emigrated to Chile in 1869, where he set up his own "Good Hope" saltpeter factory in Tocopilla. In 1898 he returned to Hamburg as a rich man, and in the following decades he again generated a large part of his fortune by trading in saltpetre from Chile.hamburg.de/chilehaus
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