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Johannes Möhrle: Central Post Office, 1965D–1976

  • Marburg, Germany, Show on map
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  • One of several buildings that for a while gave the German Post Offices a kind of architectural corporate identity. Indoors, the rough concrete is combined with Pop elements in brash colors, its harshness thus toned down somewhat. The striking silhouette is a response to the setting next to a federal highway. Commentators have tended to be skeptical, describing the structure as a mannerist late example of post-War Modernism.

  • Interior given a new use. The main hall on the ground floor no longer exists. Heritage listed since 2008.