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
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