Carte Brute Basel
Experience Basel’s world-class concrete heritage in a bright new way
Our poster map takes a fresh look at 40 striking and ground-breaking concrete icons from 1912 to the present day. Mixing classics and contemporary objects, A-listers and local heroes, art and architecture, CARTE BRUTE BASEL is an ode to the city’s world-class and diverse concrete heritage. Its bright and bold visuals reference the innovative spirit and big and wild designs of the 60s and 70s – the golden age of concrete architecture.
A STELLAR LINE-UP
Pioneering stars like Antoniuskirche and Goetheanum meet raw concrete legends of the 60s and 70s as well as site-specific art. Take a trip down psychedelic Panton-Tunnel, visit the monumental St. Chrischona TV tower or explore the Uluru / Ayers Rock of Muttenz. A stopover at Herzog & de Meuron’s Helsinki Dreispitz and low-energy Erlenmatt development shows how béton brut is done today. Masonry Hall – one of the world’s finest concrete origami, stars as a poster on the back.
40 CONCRETE ICONS & WHERE TO FIND THEM
Each object is featured with an image. Find key data – construction period, architects, location and closest tram station in the legend. The map on the removable cover makes navigation even easier. An introduction in German and English by HEARTBRUT founder Karin Bürki provides additional insights.
Designed to appeal to everyone & to go anywhere
With its bold visuals and flexible format CARTE BRUTE BASEL offers an attractive and easy way to discover the city’s concrete beauties. Printed on extra-thick, FSC-certified paper, our A1-sized map (slightly over A5 folded) not only looks good but is also tough going. Take it on your next brutalist adventure or use it as a poster in the office or at home.
100% MADE IN SWITZERLAND
HEARTBRUT is not only passionate about Switzerland’s concrete heritage, but also about supporting homegrown talent and businesses. We are therefore thrilled to announce CARTE BRUTE BASEL is 100% designed and made in Switzerland. For the design, we teamed up with Rebecca de Bautista and Isabella Furler from the Zurich-based graphic design studio Lugma. Printing was done in Dielsdorf.
YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROJECT
Carte Brute editions are not for profit. Your purchase helps fund the extensive research, travel and editorial work that goes into this project. Any profits we make go straight back into the development and production of new editions. Win-win.
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