to some kind of vain narcissism.
The clear and logical floor plans provide sufficient freedom of use. Through balanced proportions and the targeted use of wood, stone, metal and glass as well als colors, they manage to create a pleasant and appealing interiors with comparatively few resources. However, certain architectural features, such as the Bregenzerwälder "Schopf" - a kind of loggia - the room frame or the open use pattern cooking-dining-living, reappear in different ways.
The architects include all topics of sustainable architecture. This includes the respectful integration of their buildings into the natural surroundings in concert with the topography to prevent additional earthwork in hillside locations. Use of natural, solid and green materials from the region supports local economy and reduces the transport routes. That is also a reason why local firms are mostly commissioned for the construction.
Gross Floor Area (mq)210
ArchitectsDietrich Untertrifaller Architects
Design teamFelix Kruck
ConsultantsConstruction management: Baukultur Management, Schwarzenberg / Structural engineering concrete: Mader & Flatz, Bregenz / Structural Building engineering timber: Merz Kley Partne, Dornbirn / Timber construction: oa.sys baut, Alberschwende / Building services: GMI- Ing. Peter Messner, Dornbirn / HVACR: Steurer Siegfried Installationen Energietechnik, Schwarzenberg / Electronics: Schneider Hubert Elektrotechnik, Schwarzenberg / Landscape: Balliana Schubert, Zürich
Suppliers Interior: Lenz-Nenning, Dornbirn; Rüscher, Schnepfau; Schmidinger, Schwarzenberg
Photo CreditsBruno Klomfar
Curriculum studio / partecipanteDietrich | Untertrifaller Architects, founded in 1994, is one of the iconic agencies of the renowned School of Vorarlberg. In 1992 Helmut Dietrich and Much Untertrifaller won the international competition for the conversion and extension of the Festspielhaus in Bregenz. This first major project was followed by equally important ones, such as the Hall F of the Wiener Stadthalle, the ETH sports campus in Zurich or the Convention Center in Strasbourg. Laureate of numerous competitions, the agency has a wide variety of references: local museums and cultural facilities, office buildings and sports complexes, private houses and high-volume residential projects, interior design and revitalizations of historic buildings. Today, the agency employs an international team of 70 architects working in Austria (Bregenz and Vienna), Switzerland (St Gallen), France (Paris) and Germany (Munich). The office is lead by Helmut Dietrich, Much Untertrifaller, Dominik Philipp and Patrick Stremler.
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