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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Impressive architecture, worth a visit if you are in to that sort of thing. It is however, strangely captivating! more »
In line with the typical German masive edifices and still standing apart through its vaulted colonades supporting the exterior South side, the Chile House is a must see in Hamburg. It gives some... more »
A fantastic building. It's unique - totally different to the other building at Hamburg.
Architecturally interesting, haven't been inside. Maybe next time...
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