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Kontorhausviertel at night, Chilehaus, Sprinkenhof, UNESCO, World Heritage, Weltkulturerbe, Hamburg, Germany,, black and white, monochrome

Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg at night, Kontorhausviertel UNESCO WHS

On 5 July 2015, UNESCO awarded World Heritage status to two sites in Hamburg: the Speicherstadt (Warehouse District) and the Kontorhausviertel (Office Building District). In the latter are two important brick buildings: Chilehaus and the Sprinkenhof, representative of the construction in the late 19th- and early 20th-century.

The Chilehaus was built by Fritz Höger from 1922 to 1924 in the Kontorhausviertel as a prime example of German expressionist architecture using hard-fired brick. Höger undertook the project for Hamburg merchant and banker Henry Sloman who made his fortune in the nitrate trade with Chile. Built entirely to serve and complement the functions of the warehouses in neighbouring Speicherstadt, the Kontorhausviertel was the first dedicated office and purely commercial district on the European continent.

(Click on the arrow-window icon at the upper-left corner of the map below for an explanation of the map symbols.)

I made this photo above on 3 December 2015 with the Canon EOS6D, 24-105 L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/25s, f/4, ISO10000 and 24mm focal-length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress on as

5 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Hamburg at night, Kontorhausviertel UNESCO WHS”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Timo. I think the Kontorhausviertel and the Speicherstadt have this dramatic feel to them at night, that is somewhat opposite to the “warm” feel when sun hits the brick in daytime. I love these two areas, and I’m happy they got (historical) recognition from UNESCO last July. Thanks for your comment!

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