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Centrum#01, Werner-Hilpert-Denkmal, Eisenbahnerviertel, Eidelstedt, 2023

Centrum#02, HEW-Gebäude, Winterhude, City Nord, 2016

Centrum#03, Mitte I, City Nord, Winterhude, 2016

Centrum#04, Plattenbau I, Eisenbahnerviertel, Eidelstedt, 2023

Centrum#05, Hochhaus I, Eisenbahnerviertel, Eidelstedt, 2023

Centrum#06, Bronze-Relief, Mendelstraße, Lohbrügge, 2023

Centrum#07, Plattenbau II, Eisenbahnerviertel, Eidelstedt, 2023

Centrum#08, Plattenbau III, Friedrich-Frank-Bogen, Bergedorf-West, 2021

Centrum#09, Flutdenkmal, Friedhof Finkenriek, Wilhelmsburg, 2021

Centrum#10, Siedlung Birckholtzweg I, Farmsen-Berne, 2022

Centrum#11, Dreifaltigkeitskirche, Neuen Straße, Harburg, 2023

Centrum#12, Zachäus-Kirche, Käkenflur, Langenhorn, 2023

Centrum#13, Mitte II, City Nord, Winterhude, 2016

Centrum#14, Alter Botanischer Garten, Planten un Blomen, 2020

Centrum#15, Kraniche, Fockenweide, Bergedorf-West, 2021

Centrum#16, Evangelisch-reformierte Kirche, Palmaille, Altona 2020

Centrum#17, Hochhaus II, Amsinckstraße, Hammerbrook, 2020

Centrum#18, Ansgarkirche, Griegstraße, Othmarschen, 2021

Centrum#19, Musikpavillon, Planten Un Blomen, 2016

Centrum#20, Jenfeldcenter I, Rodigallee, Jenfeld, 2020

Centrum#21, Meerjungfrau, Palmaille, Altona, 2020

Centrum#22, Dankeskirche, Süderstraße, Hamm, 2021

Centrum#23, Mineralogie, Grindelallee, Grindel, 2023

Centrum#24, St. Jakobus, Jevenstedter Straße, Lurup, 2021

Centrum#25, Oberpostdirektion, City Nord, Winterhude, 2016

Centrum#26, Kapelle Finkenriek, Wilhelmsburg, 2021

Centrum#27, Relief in Ziegelwand, Museumstraße, Altona

Centrum#28, Korallusviertel, Wilhelmsburg, 2016

Centrum#29, Heilig-Geist Kirche, Rahlstedter Weg, Farmsen, 2023

Centrum#30, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Kirche, Greifenberger Straße, Oldenfelde, 2023

Centrum#31, Hochhaus III, Schöneberger Straße, Rahlstedt, 2023

Centrum#32, Wohnanlage Randowstraße, Lurup, 2023

Centrum#33, Betonwand, Freibad Aschberg, Hamm, 2021

Centrum#34, Neu Altona, Louise-Schroeder-Straße, Altona, 2020

Centrum#35, Der Gute Hirte, Rodigallee, Jenfeld, 2020

Centrum#36, Studentenwohnheim Billwiese, Lohbrügge, 2022

Centrum#37, Die Mundsburg, Barmbek-Süd, 2021

Centrum#38, Deichdenkmal, Wilhelmsburg, 2016

Centrum#39, Petrus-Kirche, Winfridweg, Lokstedt, 2017

Centrum#40, Jenfeldcenter II, Grabkeweg, Jenfeld, 2020

Centrum#41, Hauptverwaltung der Deutschen Shell AG, City Nord, Winterhude, 2016

Centrum#42, Kunst am Bau, Hammerbrookstraße, St. Georg, 2020

Centrum#43, Parkhaus, Gundermannstraße, Billstedt, 2021

Centrum#44, Simeonkirche, Sievekingsallee, Hamm, 2021

Centrum#45, Siedlung Birckholtzweg II, Farmsen-Berne, 2022

After the end of the Second World War, the rebuilding of Hamburg was not simply a reconstructing of the historic or still existing building structure. The new German Federal Republic wanted to demonstrate its democratic character and the break with the National Socialism in the architecture and the urban planning. In contrast to the monumental architecture of past centuries and as a return to progressive movements of the Weimar Republic, the individual should be empowered in its personality and in the democratic participation. The buildings should be modern, simple and modestly, and focus on the human individual. The construction materials were steel, glass and, most of all, concrete. The so-called post-war modernism includes the years 1945 to 1975 and is one of the most important parts of the modernism of the 20th century. For decades, it dominated the cityscape of many (West) German cities, including Hamburg. But today, the architecture often looks cold, strange and uncommon. The reason for that is, that the aesthetic and social concepts behind this architecture are not recognizable by its image. From today‘s view, these buildings are also symbols of a post-war West Germany that was characterized by a de-Nazification that was often not taken too seriously, and a social situation that was largely conservative and petty-bourgeois. The urban planning concepts of this time, like that of the „car-friendly city“ and the urban separation of work and living, can be seen as failed and are definitely oppressive in view of the current discussions about the climate change. The photographic documentation creates a visualization of the hidden beauty and historical relevance of the need to protect these buildings. At the same time, it is intended to establish an acknowledgement of this former period of German (building) history. The photographic process of collecting the ordinary will show the structures and sensitive contexts of this building era and our society and makes the act of photographing to an act of visualizing the architecture of post-war modernism in the urban space.