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.
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.”
His special tip for the culture of building in Vorarlberg:
Explore the area around the Kornmarktplatz in Bregenz. “It’s a wonderful redesign of the urban area.”