Belle foto di edifici brutalisti e derelitti

Raccolti da un account Instagram di appassionati: istituti di ricerca che sembrano navicelle spaziali, caffè sovietici e grattacieli pronti ormai per essere demoliti

Il monumento Buzludzha, in Bulgaria (Flickr)

Grigi palazzoni di cemento che ospitano uffici governativi, case popolari e scuole, in molti casi abbandonati, in rovina e occupati: sono tutti prodotti del Brutalismo, il movimento architettonico degli anni Cinquanta-Settanta che in reazione alla leggerezza e alle frivolezze dell’Art Nouveau prediligeva l’uso del cemento grezzo a vista (il béton brut, in francese), le costruzioni modulari e una funzionalità sobria e impersonale. Ora gli edifici brutalisti sono spesso ritenuti brutti e opprimenti, privi di grazia e bellezza, ma c’è anche una nicchia di fan e appassionati, come i gestori dell’account Instagram brutal architecture, che raccoglie fotografie di architettura brutalista da tutto il mondo. Ha anche organizzato un concorso fotografico di edifici brutalisti abbandonati e derelitti: ha ricevuto e ripubblicato decine e decine di immagini e ha appena scelto le vincitrici. La migliore è del monumento Buzludzha, che si trova in Bulgaria: è stato progettato negli anni Settanta dall’architetto Guéorgoy Stoilov e inaugurato nel 1982 sotto il regime comunista per celebrare la nascita del partito Socialista nel 1891. Poi ci sono case popolari a Marsiglia e Londra, pronte per essere demolite, caffetterie sovietiche in Moldavia, e istituti di ricerca simili a navicelle spaziali in Ucraina. C’è anche almeno un posto in Italia: l’ex edificio dell’Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi, progettato dall’architetto Vittoriano Viganò nei primi anni Cinquanta e ora abbandonato.


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Il monumento Buzludzha: si trova in Bulgaria, è stato progettato negli anni Settanta da Guéorgoy Stoilov e inaugurato nel 1982. Simile a una navicella UFO – per come le immaginiamo – si trova nei monti Balcani a 1441 metri, celebra la nascita del partito Socialista bulgaro ed è stato costruito da soldati bulgari e volontari.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION WINNER!! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ It gives me great pleasure to present the winning shot in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism with the top five IGers in this competition receive a Beton Brut T-shirt from awesome new fashion/sports brand @bionic_iconic!! Congratulations to @duyi.han for this superb shot of the mind-blowing Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria, designed by Guéorgoy Stoilov and opened in 1982. Built by members of the Bulgarian Army plus volunteers as a tribute to the Bulgarian Socialist Movement but neglected since 1989 this hulking, decaying concrete UFO is without a doubt one of the most impressive pieces of Brutalist Architecture in the world and a worthy winner of the competition #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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Un condominio brutalista di Marsiglia, completamente abbandonato, ricoperto di graffiti e senza finestre.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION 2ND PLACE ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Taking the runners-up spot in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is the mighty @hckbln with his second featured shot showing this fantastic but trés tragique brute located in Marseille, France, with windows removed, attracting graffiti and awaiting its fate. The top five IGers in this competition receive a Beton Brut T-shirt (actually made of cotton) from awesome new fashion/sports brand @bionic_iconic!! #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Un post condiviso da @brutal_architecture in data:


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Un condominio brutalista a Glasgow, in Scozia, in via di demolizione (uno dei tanti)

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ⭐️3RD PLACE⭐️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Coming home in third place in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is @nellyd23 with her second featured shot showing incredible detail of this Glaswegian residential Block being nibbled to death The top five IGers in this competition receive a Beton Brut T-shirt (actually made of cotton) from awesome new fashion/sports brand @bionic_iconic!! #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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La facciata dei Robin Hood Gardens di Londra, un condominio di case popolari progettato dallo studio di architetti brutalisti Peter & Alison Smithson su modello dell’Unité d’Habitation di Le Corbusier alla fine degli anni Sessanta e inaugurato nel 1972.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ✨4TH PLACE✨ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Coming home in fourth place in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is Robin aka @nogreathurry with this superb façade shot of the soon-to-be-demolished Robin Hood Gardens in London, designed by Peter & Alison Smithson and completed in 1972. This shot shows the superb concrete façade to great effect and, sadly, the boarded-up windows. Great shot, tragic subject. The top five IGers in this competition receive a Beton Brut T-shirt (actually made of cotton) from awesome new fashion/sports brand @bionic_iconic!! #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Un post condiviso da @brutal_architecture in data:


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La Capital House di Southampton, un grattacielo di uffici alto 13 piani: abbandonato, verrà rinnovato e convertito in una casa per studenti con oltre 400 appartamenti nel settembre 2017.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION 5TH PLACE ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We’re now down to the Top Five shots in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism and all top five IGers will receive a Beton Brut T-shirt (actually made of cotton) from awesome new fashion/sports brand @bionic_iconic!! Taking fifth place is @rubertdubair aka John for this truly awesome shot of the soon to be refurbished Capital House in Southampton. Whilst it won’t be demolished, the facade will be brought ‘up to date’, meaning, you guessed it, less relief and less texture as it is converted into student accommodation ‍ #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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Un edificio brutalista vicino al ponte di Dovebrücke a Berlino, che verrà presto demolito


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Il Café Guguta, prima si chiamava Ştefan cel Mare, nel parco di Chisinau, in Moldavia, costruito in epoca sovietica negli anni Sessanta e rinnovato negli anni Settanta.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ⚡️7TH PLACE⚡️ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We’re staying Soviet for this shot taking seventh place in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism, taken by @wandering.scot aka Gavin, his second featured shot in the competition This is the awesome but derelict Café Guguta located in Stefan cel Mare Central Park in Chisinau, Moldova. Who wouldn’t love a cup of coffee and a slice of cake here? ☕️ #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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Un’altra specie di navicella spaziale: è l’Istituto ucraino di Ricerca scientifica e tecnologica di Kiev, progettato da L. Novikov & F. Turuev e inaugurato nel 1971. Inizialmente doveva essere una sala da concerti, costruito con la migliore acustica possibile; poi sotto la guida del KGB divenne una sala di teatro e un cinema per l’Istituto. Ora è abbandonato e forse verrà trasformato in futuro in un museo della scienza.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION 8TH PLACE ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Taking eighth place in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is @iralovesyou with this great shot of the interstellar Ukraine Institute of Scientific & Technological Research & Development in Kiev, Ukraine, designed by L. Novikov & F. Turuev and completed in 1971. Originally designed as a music hall with the best possible visuals & acoustics, however under the guidance of the KGB became a lecture theatre & cinema for the Institute of Science & Technology, but now sadly unused and abandoned, possibly to be turned into a science museum some time in the future, fingers crossed #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Un post condiviso da @brutal_architecture in data:


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Un’altra foto dei Robin Hood Gardens, un condominio di case popolari progettato dallo studio di architetti brutalisti Peter & Alison Smithson su modello dell’Unité d’Habitation di Le Corbusier alla fine degli anni Sessanta e inaugurato nel 1972. Gli ultimi inquilini lo lasceranno a breve e poi verrà demolito

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ✨9TH PLACE✨ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Taking ninth place in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is @metasoar with this cool B&W lookup of the magnificent yet very tragic Robin Hood Gardens in London, designed by Alison & Peter Smithson, completed in 1972. Last tenants are in the process of being moved out, then, demolition #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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Il palazzetto dello sport di Vilnius, in Lituania, destinato anche a sala da concerti, progettato da Eduardas Chlomauskas e costruito tra il 1965 e il 1971.

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION 10TH PLACE ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We’ve had some fantastic shots so far in the Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism, but now we’ve reached the last ten! Coming home in tenth place is @clau5000 with this great shot of the fantastic Concerts & Sports Palace of Vilnius, Lithuania, designed by Eduardas Chlomauskas and built 1965-71. This awesome building with its distinctive wave-shaped roof stands unused but remains in remarkably good condition. Hunt on IG by following the location tag to see shots of the interior also! #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Un post condiviso da @brutal_architecture in data:

E queste invece sono altre belle foto di edifici brutalisti, pubblicate sempre da @brutal_architecture

Edifici abbandonati a Praga

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Here’s another commendation in the latest Brutal Architecture photographic competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism. This shot taken by @a__wiese shows one of an incredible group of abandoned buildings located in Strahov, Prague in the Czech Republic. This is a control centre for a nearby road tunnel and was built 1984-95 and possibly designed by Jiri Trnka. 👍🏻 🇨🇿 #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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Un resort di San Zhi a Taipei, Taiwan: i lavori di costruzione iniziarono nel 1978 ma nel 1980 il progetto venne abbandonato

Un grattacielo del Barbican Complex di Londra, progettato da Chamberlin, Powell & Bon e costruito tra il 1965 e il 1976

La sede della banca BNP Paribas a Bruxelles, progettata dall’architetto belga Marcel Lambrichs e costruita tra il 1969 e il 1973

Dettagli di facciate brutaliste in tutto il mondo

Le facciate di quattro edifici brutalisti a Teheran, Londra, Barcellona e New York

L’Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi di Milano, un istituto minorile progettato dall’architetto Vittoriano Viganò

BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE PHOTO COMPETITION ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Receiving a commendation in the 7th Brutal Architecture photo competition with the theme of Abandoned/Derelict Brutalism is this impressive shot from @stepegphotography of the Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi in Milan, designed by Vittoriano Viganó, built 1953-58. This building was a pioneering institute for young offenders, with a modern emphasis on inmates’ wellbeing rather than outright security. Sadly this establishment was abandoned in the 1980’s. 🇮🇹 #brutal_comp07 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Follow @brutal_architecture and use the #brutal_architecture tag for a chance to have your Brutal Architecture shots featured ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Founder: @thefasthog ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖

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L’osservatorio e museo astronomico Kihoku Tenkyukan a Kanoya, in Giapone, progettato dagli architetti Takasaki Architects e costruito nel 1995

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