A cultural policy scandal
Facts we know:

In the past 50 years, the city of Zurich has acted inappropriately in connection with the Heidi Weber Le Corbusier house, let alone support the conservation efforts of Heidi Weber. When the building was handed over to the city of Zurich, city officials promised to create a foundation under public law. Unfortunately, this promise has not been kept. Additionally, the building's name was changed into "pavilion" (which in German means a summerhouse or Gazebo), which distorts and eradicates the history of the building. Last but not least, in a radio interview, Peter Haerle, in his capacity as the Cultural Director of the city of Zurich, has accused Heidi Weber of dishonorable behaviour and other misconduct that can inflict irreparable damage to her reputation. This is all intolerable and not in the interest of Zurich's residents, given Heidi Weber had been willing to donate the museum itself and her art collection to the foundation, and therefore to the public. For further information please read "Schildbürgerstreich" by Gerhard Mack, Neue Zürcher Zeitung am Sonntag, issue February 26, 2017 (p. 61).

August 2017

Auf das Schreiben des Rechtsvertreters von Heidi Weber an Frau Corine Mauch vom 7. Juli 2017 hin, für dessen Beantwortung eine angemessene Frist bis zum 19. Juli 2017 angesetzt wurde, erhielt der Rechtvertreter lediglich eine entsprechende Empfangsbestätigung und die Mitteilung, dass er „zu gegebener Zeit eine Stellungnahme“ erhalte. Mittlerweile ist es Anfang August und der Rechtsvertreter hat immer noch nichts erhalten.

July 2017

Letter to Mayor Corine Mauch and Peter Haerle
of the 07.07 2017

June 2017

Display for defamation.
Corbusier House controversy is case for the prosecution.
Investigation against Culture Minister Haerle

May 2017

Now the Federal Court has decided:
The public prosecutor is to investigate against Peter Haerle

The verdict of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court

April 2017

Stellungnahme ans Schweizerische Bundesgericht vom 7. April 2017 in Sachen Ehrverletzung durch Peter Haerle.

February 2017

Complaint filed at Federal Court against Peter Haerle, action for libel, on February 1st, 2017.

Januar 2017

An open letter from Heidi Weber published in the „Neue Zürcher Zeitung“ (NZZ) on January 27th, 2017, and in the „Blick“ on January 28th, 2017.


December 2016

Decision of the High Court of the canton of Zurich in the case of Heidi Weber against Peter Haerle for libel on December 13th, 2017. According to the decision, strangely it was not Heidi Weber's personal integrity that had been offended but rather her integrity as a business woman and therefore Heidi Weber was not granted the right to sue for libel.

November 2016

Written statement, filed with the High Court of the canton of Zurich, due to libel given by Peter Haerle on November 23rd, 2017.

September 2016

Complaint filed at the Senior Public Prosecutor's Office of the canton of Zurich due to libel given by Peter Haerle as committed in the radio interview on September 8th, 2016.

Juni 2016

Radio interview of Peter Haerle conducted by journalist Roger Schawinski, aired at Radio 1, 11:06 am on June 12th, 2016.


Mai 2014

Heimfall Centre Le Corbusier.

Die Antrittsrede von Kulturchef Peter Haerle.