Monday, December 02, 2019

The Fall of City-Hof

The Fall of City-Hof is a 3D scrollytelling map which explores the history of Hamburg's controversial City-Hof high-rise complex. The City-Hof was one of the first tower blocks built in the German city of Hamburg, after World War II and this scrollytelling story map recounts the history of the building from its initial construction right up until its final destruction.

Th City-Hof complex of high rise buildings was designed by the architect Rudolf Klophaus. The complex included four thirteen-storey towers separated by a joint one to two-storey base. The building has always had its critics but became a listed building in 2013. Despite this listed building status demolition of City-Hof stared in April of this year. In its place a new development of new apartments, a hotel and cafes & shops will be built.

The Fall of City-Hof uses a 3D map to show the modern post-war architecture of the City-Hof in context with the surrounding city. As you scroll through the story the 3D model of the building rotates so that you view and appreciate the now demolished historical building from all angles. The 3D map was created by master students studying in the Design, Media and Information faculty at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

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