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Architecture in Vorarlberg

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

Firehouse and Cultural Centre Hittisau © Christoph Lingg / Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Firehouse and Cultural Centre Hittisau © Christoph Lingg / Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Architecture in Voralberg © Peter Mathis / Archiv Vorarlberg Tourismus
Architecture in Voralberg © Peter Mathis / Archiv Vorarlberg Tourismus
Wood Architecture Bregenzerwald © Christoph Lingg / Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Wood Architecture Bregenzerwald © Christoph Lingg / Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus
Architecture in Voralberg © Marco Mathis / Archiv Vorarlberg Tourismus
Architecture in Voralberg © Marco Mathis / Archiv Vorarlberg Tourismus

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.


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