THE BRUTALIST COMPENDIUM

Discover Switzerland's rich béton brut heritage. This growing inventory and visual archive compiles key brutalist objects from Arbon to Zurich and everywhere in between. A go-to guide for everyone interested in learning more about 20th century Swiss concrete architecture and beyond.

Neumarkt Brugg Shopping Centre and Office Tower, Hans Ulrich Scherer, Brugg,1975, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

NEUMARKT BRUGG

SHOPPING CENTRE & OFFICE TOWER, HANS ULRICH SCHERER, BRUGG, AARGAU 1971-1975

Hochhaus zur Palme High Rise, Haefeli Moser Steiger, Zurich 1964, Modernism, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

HOCHHAUS ZUR PALME

Commercial & Administrative High Rise Complex, Haefeli Moser Steiger, Zurich 1955-1964

HARDAU I MAX P. KOLLBRUNNER I ©HEARTBRUT/KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

HARDAU

Housing Estate, Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich 1976-1978

Three Loops, Ralph Bänziger, Zurich 1977, Brutalism, © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

THREE LOOPS

School Yard Play Sculpture, Ralph Bänziger, Grünau Social Housing Estate, Zurich 1976-77

SWISSMILL TOWER I HARDER HAAS PARTNER AG I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

SWISSMILL TOWER

The World’s Tallest Operating Grain Elevator, Harder Haas Partner, Zurich 2013-2016

La Tulipe (The Tulipe), Jack Bertoli, Geneva 1976 I Brutalism, Swiss architecture I © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

LA TULIPE

THE TULIP, CENTRE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, JACK VICAJEE BERTOLI, GENEVA 1975-1976

MAURERHALLE, MASONRY HALL, HERMANN BAUR, BASEL 1961 I ©HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

MAURERHALLE

MASONRY HALL, SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN AND GENERAL TRADE, HERMANN BAUR TOGETHER WITH HANS PETER BAUR, FRANZ BREUNING, ARTHUR DÜRIG, BASEL 1956-1961

Saurerhochhaus, Residential Tower Block, Georges-Pierre Dubois, Arbon, 1960, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

SAURERHOCHHAUS

APARTMENT TOWER BLOCK, GEORGES-PIERRE DUBOIS, ARBON, CANTON OF THURGAU, 1958-1960

Flamatt I, Terraced Houses, Atelier 5, Flamatt 1958, Brutalism © HEARTBRUT / Karin Hunter Bürki

FLAMATT I

TERRACED HOUSES, ATELIER 5, WÜNNEWIL-FLAMATT, CANTON OF FRIBOURG, 1957-1958

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