Pretty Brutal – and Brutally Beautiful / Concrete Eye-Catcher
HEARTBRUT, CARTE BRUTE and Swiss Brutalism keep making news
Switzerland’s concrete heritage continues to attract attention with two prestigious print titles dedicating considerable column inches in its favour: BZ BASEL (22.5) has featured the region’s many brutalist treasures in a carefully researched, and generously-illustrated double page. The Swiss journalism institution BEOBACHTER Magazin, meanwhile, shines a light on the history of the “Regina”, a still largely unknown brutalist department store dating from 1965. It boasts strong eye-catching appeal and admirable perseverance: not only has the Regina managed to defend its place in the high street of Dietikon (Canton Zurich), but it also escaped the wrecking ball – with the kind help of Heimatschutz Zürich.
Find generous mentions of HEARTBRUT and CARTE BRUTE.
With many thanks to Benjamin Wiegald from BZ BASEL and René Amman from BEOBACHTER MAGAZIN
Meter Magazin / Das Ideale Heim
Online & Print Feature
St. Galler Tagblatt
Print & Online Feature
Brutal Basel Bike Tour
Introducing: Switzerland’s first brutalist (e-)bike tour. Explore 7 Basel icons. A collaboration between Heartbrut & Basel Tourism.
NZZ Am Sonntag Stil Magazin
Print Feature on «Brutalist Beauties»
SRF 2 Kultur
Radio & Online Feature
“Architectural Gem Or Eyesore?” Exhibition at Swiss Heritage Center
Our picture of Triemli Tower adorns the poster and flyers, and we are part of the show too