Saturday, October 28, 2017

Chilehaus - Germany

This card was a total surprise. It was sent by Nicole on behalf of Luzia. Thanks girls!!
In 2015 this building, the Chilehaus, together with Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District in Hamburg, became part of the UNESCO WHS list. 

© Karten vom Künstler René Menges
The Chilehaus was constructed from 4.8 million bricks and serves as an example of the Brick Expressionism of the 1920s, inspired by Brick Gothic and Expressionism.
The Chilehaus building was designed by the architect Fritz Höger and built between 1922 and 1924. It was commissioned by the shipping magnate Henry B. Sloman, who made his fortune trading saltpeter from Chile, hence the name Chile House. 
The ten-storey office building is one of the historic architectural monuments of Hamburg. Due to its distinctive architecture with its lean, unconventional structure - its top evoking the bow of a ship - it is an attraction known well beyond the boundaries of Hamburg. It is considered a representative example of the revival of north German brick construction. - in:

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