In the 1970’s, the building, known as “Post-Pyramid” in the vernacular, was built in the “City Nord”. The design of the new office district, located between the airport and the city centre in the north of Hamburg, was based on the model of the “Athens Charter”. For every new building, an architectural competition was obligatory. Because of its size and its form, the “Oberpostdirektion” is without a doubt the most striking building of the “City Nord”. (Special thanks to Marco Alexander Hosemann)
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Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
Speicherstadt and the adjacent Kontorhaus district are two densely built urban areas in the centre of the port city of Hamburg. Speicherstadt, originally developed on a group of narrow islands in the Elbe River between 1885 and 1927, was partly rebuilt …