An introduction featuring three critical treatises outlines the historic and urbanistic profile of Hamburg, allowing the reader to reflect on the evolution of the city and at the same time relate it to the contemporary image of the places.
The selection of 75 projects, organised in 5 itineraries, provides full-immersion in architecture, allowing the reader to dwell on the functional, typological and compositive aspects of the buildings, which are rendered even more legible by images and technical drawings that supplement the descriptions.
The volume also contains useful information and advice which will make it easier and quicker to get around the city, making it possible to capture the essence of the place even in a short visit. This is more than simply an architecture guide: it is also and above all an invitation to travel.
Laura Andreini is Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Composition at the Architectural Faculty of Florence University, In addition to her design and teaching career, Laura Andreini is renowned for her research and critical studies. She is a member of several architectural magazine editorial boards, has published numerous articles and critiques, and has been guest speaker at a large number of conferences and conventions.