Founded in 2002 on the initiative of the Foundation, the Club was a vibrant city”and the free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg Hamburg personalities and committed citizens. Chairman of the Association is Gerhard Fuchs, former District Director of Wandsbek and Council of State in the Ministry of urban development and environment since 9 July 2012. Managing Director is Michael Birkhold, at the same time neighbourhood Manager of the Interessengemeinschaft Jungfernstieg. DEICHTORHALLEN Hamburg the DEICHTORHALLEN Hamburg (www.deichtorhallen.de) are one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art and photography in Europe. The two historical buildings are decorated by their open steel glass architecture and offer room for spectacular international major exhibitions.
Since 2011, the two buildings at the transition from the Hamburg art mile HafenCity are complemented by a dependance in Hamburg with the Falckenberg collection. Between 1911 and 1914 the DEICHTORHALLEN galleries on the site of the former Berlin train station, the Hamburg-based counterpart to the Hamburger Bahnhof “in Berlin as the market halls built. They represent one of the few preserved examples of industrial architecture in the period of transition from Art Nouveau to the expression of the 20th century. The two halls are open steel constructions: the Northern Hall a long three-naved building with 3800 sqm floor area, the southern Hall (1800 sqm) a central building with a lantern. The restored DEICHTORHALLEN galleries are owned by the city of Hamburg after the donation by the Korber Foundation. in 1989, she passed the DEICHTORHALLEN Exhibition GmbH. . On November 9, 1989, lights up opened with the exhibition”the international Harald szeemann Art exhibition program of the halls. Throughout their history they have developed three houses DEICHTORHALLEN Hamburg to an art gallery for photography and contemporary art with three institutional pillars under one umbrella brand. Since 2009, Dr. Dirk Luckow is Director of DEICHTORHALLEN Hamburg, which he runs together with the commercial Director Bert Anthony merchant.