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Chile House, Hamburg

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Brick Expressionism personified, Chile House was constructed using nearly 5 million bricks, making the structure so heavy that special footers had to be designed to support the foundation. Shaped like a ship's prow and rising impressively against the sky, the ten-story office building is a photographer's dream. Commissioned by shipping magnate Henry Sloman, who made his fortune trading saltpeter from Chile (hence the name), the building is famed for its facades, which meet at very sharp angles at the corner of two very busy streets. Despite its enormous size, the building's accentuated vertical elements and recessed upper stories give it a touch of lightness and timeless elegance. Be sure to walk through the various entryways; each one is differently embellished with figures designed to look like groups of people and animals. Our Hamburg vacation planning app makes visiting Chile House and other Hamburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Chile Haus is an expressionist building located in the city of Hamburg. It is a curious building, where you see it from all parts, always it is different and very interesting. Also, you can go in the ...  more »
  • I really like the Chile House, it rests like a ship, and has a bold swing in the facade. It is just one step away from the Mönckebergstr, and houses the Manufactum as shop down in there.
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  • One of the places in the city to seek out for a different architectural design. Having arrived as night fell, photo shows the illumination..  more »
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