Carte Brute Zurich, Poster Map A1. Discover 40 ground-breaking concrete icons in Zurich from 1898 to the present day in a bright new way. Shop on

Carte Brute Zürich

Discover 40 ground-breaking concrete icons from all over the canton from 1898 to the present day

Carte Brute Zurich: A refreshingly new & easy way to rediscover Zurich’s concrete icons

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 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 section. 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 ZÜRICH offers an attractive and very easy way to discover Zurich’s concrete beauties – for everybody, even architects. Printed on extra-thick, premium recycled paper, our A1-sized map (slightly over A5 folded) not only looks good but is also  tough going. Take it along on a walk or use it as a poster in the office or at home.

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 cement-free types of concrete, such as rammed-earth.

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, travelling 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.

Carte Brute Zurich, Map, 40 brutalist Zurich icons from 1898 to the present day © Karin Bürki/HEARTBRUT. Explore more on
Carte Brute Zurich, Map, 40 brutalist Zurich icons from 1898 to the present day © Karin Bürki/HEARTBRUT. Explore more on
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