Hofsteigstraße H, Wolfurt
Hofsteigstraße H, Wolfurt

Project Information


Hiller Wohnbau und Immobilien GmbH, Bregenz



Project facts
n.b.ar. 1.491,00 m², GFA 1.764,00 m²,
GBV 7.874,00 m³
45 kWh/m²a

Text Hermann Kaufmann + Partner ZT GmbH,
Translation Bronwen Rolls

Photo Bruno Klomfar

Project Stakeholders

Hofsteigstraße H, Wolfurt

Lifting the housing complex out of the ordinary residential building design.

The villages in the Rhine Valley are traditionally linear and made of old timber farmhouses. The Wolfurt Hofsteigstraße, where this residential complex is located, is still characterised as such. The old road and several old farmhouses on this street are still preserved. The materialisation required by these surroundings has lifted the housing complex out of the ordinary. The system is proof that there are creative possibilities despite the low construction costs.

The foundation was created according to the size of the original footprint, the surrounding buildings, and the terrain resulting in a compact configuration that solidifies the building in an exacting and correct situation. Covered parking spaces enriches the urban planning, the residential complex also fulfils a higher-level function. Part of the property has remained undeveloped. The new building is a “tribute to the ancestors”, the old carpentry work is not missed, and the new building fills this gap left behind, almost unnoticed.

Project Details


  • Vorarlberger Hypo-Bauherrenpreis
    2005 (Auszeichnung)
  • Wohnanlage in Wolfurt
    ZN B-039, Amber Sayah, Architektur in Vorarlberg, S. 86-87
  • WA Hofsteigstraße Wolfurt
    ZN B-057, Wohnraum Alpen, 2010, S. 156-157 und S. 348-349