Some information about my offices.
My tax consultancy is located in the heart of the Kontorhaus District, Hamburg’s historic commerce and warehousing district.
The Kontorhaus District makes up the south-eastern section of Hamburg’s historic city centre, and stretches between Meßberg, Steinstraße, Klosterwall and Brandstwiete. It is characterized by large office buildings constructed in the brick expressionist architectural style of the early 20th century. The District’s central square area is Burchardplatz, where you can find car parking facilities and other amenities.
Among its landmark buildings are the Chilehaus, (constructed between 1922 and 1924 by Fritz Höger), Meßberghof (built between 1923 and 1924 by the brothers Hans and Oskar Gerson), the former Ballin-Haus building, and Sprinkenhof (constructed between 1927 and 1943 by Fritz Höger and the brothers Hans and Oskar Gerson).
In 1931, based on designs by Max Bach and Fritz Wischer, an office building with elements of a high rise and yet featuring the characteristic Kontorhausviertel style was constructed on the corner of Steinstraße and Burchardstraße. This building, with its emphasis on horizontal aspects, its typical stepped storey design, and its flat roof, is today’s Burchardhof, formerly known as Hubertushaus.
The Kontorhaus District complex of functional buildings has remained unchanged over the years and is still used for its original purpose. It is unique in the world in this respect, and a source of fascination for Hamburg residents and tourists alike. The significance of the Kontorhaus District is reflected in the UNESCO World Heritage status that it enjoys as part of the ensemble “Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus”.