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Architecture in Vorarlberg
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With clever use of traditional materials and clear, sleek design, the mountainous region of Vorarlberg has become a magnet for lovers of cutting edge architecture.

Wood Architecture Bregenzerwald © Christoph Lingg / Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Since the 1990s the province of Vorarlberg has been attracting considerable attention amongst the European architectural community.  A concentration on sustainable building has also given Vorarlberg’s architects a competitive edge in the world of construction. Economic use of natural resources and simple structure and layout characterise these contemporary buildings, yet they retain a strong link with tradition. Conscious use of building materials available locally is evident in traditional Bregenzerwald houses and is still common practice. Accomplished use of wood as a construction material never fails to impress the numerous architects who come to visit.  You can compile a personal route with buildings that interest you or join one of the guided tours of the area's impressive accomplishments.

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