BRUTALIST BEAUTIES - HARDAU POSTCARD
Size: A6 (105 x 148 mm)Weight: 350 gsm
Finish: soft touch front, uncoated back,
suitable for writing on
Printed in London
Preorder now. Delivery from 18 October. Introductory free shipping.
Hardau, Max P. Kollbrunner, Zurich 1978
The four muscular Hardau towers prove municipal Brutalist housing estates can weather time and trends with true grit. Depending on the weather and season, the bush-hammered concrete slabs change from powdery reddish-ochre to deep burgundy tones, adding drama to the skyline and a hint of mediterranean serenity. Originally, the crosswall-complex was intended for singles and elderly couples, as at the time local authorites regarded tower blocks unfit for families and children. Since the noughties Hardau has been undergoing major regeneration programmes. A 2007 revamp merged the predominantly 2 1/2-bedroom apartments in the upper areas, creating attractive homes for families, urban professionals and creatives aspiring to high-rise living.