Urban heritage x City-Hof


The City-Hof ensemble in Hamburg is about to be demolished – although it is a listed building. On Saturday, September 2nd, gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg speaks about his efforts to preserve the buildings. The lecture is part of the exhibition “credit exhibit” at the Brandshof in Hamburg

September 2, 2017
Brandshofer Deich 116
Start: 1 pm
no registration required

Brandshofer Deich 116
20539 Hamburg

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Volkwin Marg takes a firm stand when it comes to the preservation of Hamburg's City-Hof-Areal. The ensemble, which is a listed monument, is about to be replaced by a new building – according to the plans of the city council.

As part of the exhibition “credit exhibit” in Hamburg, the gmp founding partner will explain why he considers the demolition a scandal.

Since the beginning of the political debate, Volkwin Marg has been campaigning for the preservation of the City-Hof: The building from the 1950s was a compensation for the white modernity of the 1920s, alienated by the Nazis: According to Marg, the open sequence of four white skyscrapers was a signal of the German reconstruction which needs to be protected.

The exhibition takes place from August 31st till September 3rd at the Brandshof – which is also a listed building. The speech of Volkwin Marg starts on Saturday, September 2nd at 1 pm.

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