Continuing the discussion from Book of brutalist archictecture postcards from the Soviet era:
I… don’t think so? Isn’t Brutalism a conscious development rooted in Modern architecture, like the Bauhaus, which was abhorred and supressed by the Nazis? And Prora just Nazi utilitarianism in the context of their “Kraft-durch-Freude” tourism program?
I think we apply “brutalism” overly broad today to everything that is kind of blocky or unwieldy or lacks a (shitty) post modernist facade, but the actual architectural style is far more limited in scope and period.