In 1913/14 Markthalle Hamburg was built in a typical hanseatic style by Fritz Schumacher. It first served as a market hall for vegetable and later for flowers. After World War 2 it was a storage for the post for a few years. After this periode the old building stood empty until a group of investors recovered the potential of this central situated location. Since 1977 Markthalle Hamburg is a meeting place for a wide range of popular culture. Its central position, the excellent technique equipping, the infrastructure of the house as well as the experience of curatorial work are very attractive to artists and those who are involved in culture.