Carte Brute Zurich Map © Karin Bürki/HEARTBRUT. Explore more on Heartbrut.com

Carte Brute Zürich

Our folding map in A1 format presents 40 ground-breaking concrete icons from all over the canton from 1898 to the present day. With poster on the back.

© Images & Text: Karin Bürki / HEARTBRUT

A REFRESHINGLY NEW & EASY WAY TO REDISCOVER ZURICH’S CONCRETE ICONS

CARTE BRUTE ZÜRICH presents 40 ground-breaking concrete icons from all over the canton of Zurich. Classics, such as  the National Museum’s Columned Hall (1898) and Freudenberg school complex (1961), sit next to contemporary objects by Herzog & de Meuron, Barozzi Veiga or the recently awarded Haus Alder. Discover real site-specific postwar art finds, such as the wall reliefs on Regina department store in Dietikon and Im Holzerhurd 46 residential tower.  New objects combining bold design and climate-consciousness are also featured. Zurich’s most filigree concrete beauty – the elegantly curved Aula Rämibühl Auditorium (1971) stars as a poster on the back. With its instant visual appeal and flexible format, our A1-sized Zurich map works equally well for the living room and on the go.

40 TOP BRUTES & WHERE TO FIND THEM

Each object is captured by an image. Find essential information and location details in the legend section and on the map on the removable cover. An introductory text in German and English by writer, photographer and head of HEARTBRUT, Karin Bürki, provides additional insights.

GREEN MEETS GREY 

We care about our concrete heritage as much as we do about the environment. That is why our map also shines a special light on contemporary objects, such as Tanzhaus and Zollhaus, that combine bold aesthetics with recycled concrete and CO2-reducing technologies. Or, in the case of the sports facility units on the grounds of Sihlhölzli, explore rammed-earth, a renewable natural resource.

100% MADE IN ZURICH

We believe a product that has Zurich written all over it should also be produced regionally. We are therefore very happy to announce CARTE BRUTE ZÜRICH is 100% made in Zurich. The design is a neighbourhood affair: Karin from HEARTBRUT and the graphics team live within walking distance. The map was printed in Dielsdorf, a town in the canton of Zurich.

YOUR PURCHASE SUPPORTS  A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROJECT

HEARTBRUT editions are not profit-based. Your purchase will help fund the extensive research, traveling and editorial work that go into this project. Any profits we may make will go straight into the development and production of new Carte Brute editions. Win-win.

For the design of CARTE BRUTE ZURICH, we have again teamed up with Rebecca de Bautista and Isabella Furler of the super amazing Zurich design studio LUGMA.

For any requests and your CARTE BRUTE ZÜRICH press kit, please contact us via hello at heartbrut.com

CARTE BRUTE is currently exclusively available in our webshop. Check here for updates.

Carte Brute Zurich Map © Karin Bürki/HEARTBRUT. Explore more on Heartbrut.com
Carte Brute Zurich, poster, featuring Aula Rämibühl © Karin Bürki/HEARTBRUT. Explore more on Heartbrut.com

AND OH: THE FIRST 100 ORDERS WILL RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY HEARTBRUT POSTCARD

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