If a ranking of the most significant architectural regions in the world were to be drawn up today, Vorarlberg would be in the top ten. However, this doesn’t just mean the significance of the individual constructions, but also their number and density.

This phenomenon is comparatively new. Whenever the Vorarlberg school of architecture or architects are mentioned, they mean the generation born since 1950 which has been influencing the architecture here for about the past 30 years. Such a ratio is only possible in a region where architecture is appreciated.


Worth a visit

It is hard to list remarkable buildings, since many of them are private

residential buildings which are not accessible. However, a walk through Hittisau or Schwarzenberg for example, can satisfy your curiosity. The village of Bizau is particularly suitable for such a walk: it boasts residential buildings from all epochs, estates, buildings for industrial, educational and local authority purposes, as well as inns: together, they form an ensemble which was awarded the ArGeAlp prize.

Buildings worth a visit

Inns & Hotels: Gasthof Adler, Schwarzenberg; Hotel Krone Hittisau; Hotel Gams und Hotel Post, Bezau; Hotel Sonne und Metzgerstüble, Mellau; Hotel Steffisalp, Warth.

Schools & Kindergarten: Bizau; Doren; Egg; Warth.

Commercial Buildings: Molke Metzler, Egg; Käsekeller, Lingenau;

Municipal Buildings: Village Halls in Bizau, Langenegg, Andelsbuch,

Churches: Alpe Niedere Chapel, Andelsbuch

Landscape & wooden buidings

In contrast to the densely populated, industrial and commercial Rhine Valley with its mainly suburban structure, the landscape and rural craftsmanship culture are of great importance in the Bregenzerwald.more >

Construction Artists

“Construction artists” is what the players called themselves at the start. In the face of a vehement conflict with the “establishment” of the building industry and chamber, the title “architect” was refused.more >