The Brutalist Playground

Exhibition, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany.


Until April 16, 2017
Brutalist architecture originated in Britain shortly after World War II, giving rise to expressive structures made of raw materials with an uncompromisingly rugged aesthetic.
The international phenomenon of Brutalism is currently being rediscovered and widely discussed. Many buildings are in a state of disrepair and threatened with demolition. Architects, historians, and preservationists are reviewing the movement’s superficial understanding and re-evaluating it. This interactive presentation allows visitors to explore the original spatial concepts, inviting you to immerse yourself in the surrealistic playscapes of the post-war era and experience a new, unmitigated view of Brutalist architecture.