Saturday, September 6, 2008


Some outstanding examples of Brick Expressionism are found at Hamburg. Here, Fritz Höger created the highly innovative Chilehaus, with its pronounced vertically orientated design and near-playful use of material. Other examples are the neighbouring Sprinkenhof, the Broschekhaus and the Zigarettenfabrik Reemtsma (Reemtsma cigarette factory).

Another important Northern German representative of the style was Fritz Schumacher . He created numerous public buildings in Hamburg, such as the financial offices on Gänsemarkt, the Crematorium on Ohlsdorf Cemetery, the Walddörfer-Gymnasium secondary school at Volksdorf and the Jarrestadt school.

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