Empty City

July 21st, 2010

This is a guest post by spanier.

they are building a empty city for nobody!

hamburg is one of those cities which right now gets massively gentrificated. in the last 10-20 years they’ve built so much big, ugly, empty useless office spaces. and apparently nobody really needs those offices since more than a million square meters are unoccupied.

the sad thing about this is that the law here doesn’t allow you to live in an office building. so the living space is getting rare and extremely expensive. i am looking since 3-4 years for a nice flat for
my girlfriend and me. no chances to get something payable.

i planned to do this series some time ago but never did it. when pieter asked me to participate at the 5 years birthday of today and tomorrow, it was a perfect motivation to get on my bike and start shooting. all shots were in a circle of 4 km around the place i live in, the harbour.