SOS BRUTALISM – Save the Concrete Monsters!

© Zeev Hertz, ca. 1966 - Rathaus, Bat Yam, Israel, 1961–1963

The word Brutalism originates from the French term for raw concrete – “béton brut”.


© Herwig Udo Graf: Kulturzentrum, Mattersburg, Österreich, 1973–1976

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.

© Bill Lebovic 1981 - Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles / Campbell, Aldrich & Nulty: Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 1962–1969

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