CITY SPIRIT – Four Highrises, One Spirit?
2014 | HD | 15 min | documentary | German with English subtitles | directing, cinematography, editing: Lisa Schambortski & Andreas Boschmann | quadrocopter operator: Frank Cieslik | visual effects: Martin Wolkinger | HafenCity University Hamburg
Does a building have a spirit?
In Hamburg’s „City Hof“ the opinions differ on this question. And this is not the only controversial subject here – the four monumental highrises are at the heart of a city-wide debate: monument protection or demolition? In CITY SPIRIT we meet the people whose everyday life is surrounded by the building complex, the tenants of the „City Hof“. We embark on an audiovisual journey through the atmosphere of this place. At a first glance, the towers seem to be a soulless place par excellence – grey, gloomy, worn out. But is their exterior really everything they can offer to their daily users?