With the publication “The most beautiful buildings 1975-2000”, the Swiss Heritage Society presents selected buildings from all over Switzerland: Churches, bridges, parks, museums and housing estates. Celebrated icons, but also previously little-known buildings. They are all representative of the diversity of building culture in the last quarter of the 20th century.

Some of the Swiss building culture that emerged between the end of the boom years and the turn of the millennium is characterised by extraordinary qualities. To date, it has hardly been scientifically analysed and only a few individual cases have been inventoried. At the same time, the entire building stock is currently undergoing an immense transformation process, which all too often results in demolition. An entire generation of buildings is in danger of disappearing before their value has been recognised. The “Baukultur 1975-2000” campaign draws attention to the qualities of this period and supports the professional discourse.

With the publication “The most beautiful buildings 1975-2000”, the Swiss Heritage Society is launching the third element of the campaign. The 50 buildings from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and engineering are presented with informative texts and high-quality photographs and placed in the context of the time.

Baukultur 1975-2000 needs attention: the new publication complements the two online elements of the campaign that have already been published: the successful Instagram channel @archimillennials and the web platform heimatschutz.ch/1975-2000, which shows around 100 individual properties and will be supplemented by several tours next year.

The series “The most beautiful …”

We protect what we love – we love what we know: With experience-orientated publications, the Swiss Heritage Society communicates the value of Switzerland’s architectural heritage and special features in a variety of ways. The popular series in handy postcard format aims to encourage people to discover our built cultural heritage. Previous publications in the series include “The most beautiful buildings 1960-75”, “The most beautiful hotels in Switzerland” and “The most beautiful gardens and parks in Switzerland”.

Order information “The most beautiful buildings 1975-2000”:

  • 120 richly illustrated pages
  • A6 format
  • Trilingual D/F and D/I, depending on region
  • Retail price: CHF 18.- / members of the Heritage Society: CHF 10.-
  • ISBN 978-3-907209-12-7