Chilehaus Hamburg, Germany Brick Building, Architecture Photos, Architect, Date, Design

Chilehaus Hamburg Building: Architecture

20th Century Architecture in Germany – Modern Brick Building Photos

9 Aug 2012

Chilehaus Hamburg

Modern brick building in northern Germany

Architect: Fritz Höger

Date built: 1923-24

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The Chile House is a ten-story office building. The building designed by German architect Fritz Höger is located in the Kontorhausviertel.

The design is rated as an exceptional example of 1920s Brick Expressionist architecture. This large angular building is located on a site of approximately 6,000m². The development spans Fischertwiete Street.

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Photos © Adrian Welch, from 9 Aug 2012, posted 2 Sep 2012

The office complex was commissioned by shipping magnate Henry B. Sloman. He had made his fortune trading saltpeter from Chile, hence the name Chile House.

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The building has a reinforced concrete structure and uses of 4.8 million dark Oldenburg bricks. To gain stability the building is supported on 16-meter-deep reinforced-concrete piles.

Scanned photos from 1991, © Adrian Welch

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The Chilehaus – “Kontorhaus” architecture

Location: central Hamburg

The iconic sharp point, or prow of the Chilehaus:
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Sprinkehof building, located opposite the Chilehaus, to the northeast – photos © Adrian Welch, posted 2 Sep 2012

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Sprinkehof building – Views of the internal court incl. Basement ramp, scanned photos from 1991, © Adrian Welch:
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The Chilehaus Photos © Adrian Welch

Location: Chilehaus, Hamburg, Germany, Europe

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