The “Tempel” district is one of the most attractive in picturesque Mellau, Bregenzerwald. Next to the Nazes Hus restaurant – a listed heritage site – and their own contemporary home, host Evi Haller and master builder Jürgen Haller have replaced a run-down old farmhouse with two brand new structures that wonderfully embody Bregenzerwald living and building culture. These feature a combined total of ten holiday apartments.
We have crafted Tempel 74 to be a holiday destination with down-to-earth elegance, a place where guests can share in our way of life and everyday culture.
While the first building is a faithful reconstruction of the old farmhouse in size and appearance, the second represents a free interpretation of traditional regional architecture. Both structures are linked by a semicircular connecting wing that also houses the reception and a comfortable parlour for guests.
The two buildings boast a total of nine fully furnished apartments measuring between 50 and 60 square metres, plus a penthouse apartment covering some 100 square metres. All are packed with refined and delightful details. Sophisticated openings and loggia-like balconies connect the apartments to the striking cultural landscape. Old casement windows and their typical sliding elements have been masterfully reconstructed as a wonderful complement to the formal simplicity of the high-quality interiors. The use of natural materials, local wood, fluffy fabrics and atmospheric lighting generates a cosy atmosphere. And the reconstructed farmhouse even features a sauna and small spa area under its roof.
Master builder Jürgen Haller is happy to provide guided tours on request, helping guests explore a number of successful architectural projects across the region.
- The Tempel 74 apartment building was honoured with one of the six building owner awards (Hypo Bauherrenpreis) presented by Hypo Vorarlberg in 2020.
- It also received a special mention in the Excellent Architecture category at the German Design Award 2021.
- In March 2021, Tempel 74 won the “BigSEE Tourism Design Award” and in August 2021, the apartment building was recognized for outstanding design quality in not one but two categories: Architecture Hospitality and Innovative Material with the Iconic Award 2021. Also in 2021 Tempel 74 received a recognition award at the timber construction award (Vorarlberger Holzbaupreis).
- Austrian State Prize for Architecture 2021: Special Prize “Services – Sustainable Tourism”.
Architecture: Architekturbüro Jürgen Haller, Mellau
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Tempel 74 apartment building
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