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Discover Vorarlberg Architecture

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

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Since the 1990s, this small province attracts considerable attention amongst the European architectural community and curious travelers alike. Vorarlberg’s building revolution is not based on architectural star power, but rather on a local grass-roots movement. Here, building culture is a matter of civic pride linking the urban and the rural, the commercial and the residential.

The economic use of natural resources, mainly wood, and simple structures characterize the numerous stunning contemporary buildings you will find in Bregenz, along the shores of Lake Constance, the Bregenzerwald and frankly throughout the province. Farmhouses, community centers, museums, shops, private residences, in Vorarlberg almost any type of building offers stunning examples of sustainable, thoughtful, architectural design on a human scale.  

Also evident is the strong link with tradition, as the “Bregenzerwald Haus” building style dates back centuries. The local tourist board provides you with detailed information to design your personal discovery tour. Local architects offer guided regional explorations.