Brutalist architecture has, for many years, been a polarizing subject. Beloved by some and detested by others, Brutalism is one of those architectural styles that you either adore or absolutely can’t stand. As part of Historic Calgary Week, Heritage Calgary’s Cynthia Klaassen is offering a walking tour of Calgary’s downtown Brutalist structures and sites.
Quite a fan of Brutalist architecture herself, CKUA’s Lisa Wilton was recently joined by Cynthia Klaassen to discuss Brutalism in Calgary’s Downtown core. Together, they’ll help us answer the question: Is it just ugly, or is it art?