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Portrait Architekt Dieter Klammer © Thomas Zwicker / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Dieter Klammer, Vorarlberg Architect

Tradition in motion

The proper choice of materials, installation in a way that fits the place and the fulfilment of function – these are the maxims of many small and large architectural firms that are doing excellent work in Vorarlberg.

The architektur.terminal firm operates from a converted barn in the small village of Röthis. This is where Dieter Klammer, President of the Zentralvereinigung der Architekten Vorarlbergs (Central Association of Architects in Vorarlberg), successfully works with Martin Hackl and four members of staff on designing private homes as well as commercial and public buildings that range from kindergartens to fire stations.

 

There is a high density of such small and medium-sized firms here in the region.

Dieter Klammer
baukultur KUB Cafe Kornmarktplatz Bregenz © Thomas Zwicker / Vorarlberg Tourismus

Successful urban design: Kornmarktplatz, Bregenz

“Builder-owners have played a crucial role in this development,” he says. They are a very broad and diverse group in Vorarlberg that includes private builder-owners, business owners who consider good architecture as part of their branding, and the public authorities in the municipalities and communities where good architecture is generally appreciated. The architectural professionals in the region are well networked and possess an open mind with regard to tradition. “We think of tradition as something that is in motion, that is alive,” says Klammer, “and this creates a very functional style of working.”

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