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Chile House, Hamburg

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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. Put Chile House into our Hamburg trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Can definitely recommend a trip in the area around Chile House. Exciting and really nice buildings with their very own story. Read about the area or take a trip on the Sandeman's Tour, where you hear about the area's history.
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  • Must see, best if it was maybe a little break at a coffee in a cafe nearby, in the Chocoversum, architecturally a great piece
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  • A special architecture, which can be surprising. See also the Sprinkenhof which is almost opposite. On Sunday, it's quite quiet and you have plenty of time to look at everything.
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  • Another signature of German a like design. Felt the expression of how German wants their working space a like. Influational piece, imbedded to German modern architectures.
  • Nice architecture!
  • Wonderful building! Headquarters of the instituto cervantes! There is currently a photographic exhibition on Spain cities patrimony of the humanity
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  • Impressive, a must see Hamburg
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  • The prices are great! Nice Spanish teachers
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