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Apartementhaus Tempel 74, Mellau (c) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
Holidays + Architecture

Tempel 74

Holiday apartments at the heart of a thriving village community.

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.

Evi Haller, host
Apartementhaus Tempel 74, Mellau, (c) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel
Apartementhaus Tempel 74, Mellau, (c) Albrecht Imaneul Schnabel

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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