The word Brutalism originates from the French term for raw concrete – “béton brut”.
Brutalist architecture celebrates rawness and the bare construction. The expressive style emerged during a period of experimentation and social upheaval. Today many of the buildings are at the risk of being demolished because for many they are only ugly concrete monsters.
The exhibition examines Brutalism with large scale models, cast concrete miniatures and photographies, extended online with a database of over 1000 projects.
SOS BRUTALISM – Save the Concrete Monsters!
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main
Through April 2nd, 2018
Tue, Thu–Sun 11 – 18h, Wed 11 – 20h