Architecture in Vorarlberg
Since the 1990s this small province 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. Because 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 put together a personal web tour of buildings that interest you or book a guide for a guided tour in person.