Transfer Living Vorarlberg Blattur, Götzis
Transfer Living Vorarlberg Blattur, Götzis

Project Information


  • Cooperation
    Konrad Duelli, Andreas Postner
  • Project Leader
    Konrad Duelli
  • Colleague
    Erwin Scheuhammer, BSc Arch
  • Cost Planning
    Wohnbau Rhomberg Bau GmbH, Bregenz
  • Builder-Owner
    Wohnbauselbsthilfe Vorarlberg



    Project facts 2.412m², GFA 3.373 m²,
    GBV 8.095 m³
    Energy 25,9 kWh/m²a

    Text Tina Mott
    Photo Christa Engstler

    Project Stakeholders

    Transfer Living Vorarlberg Blattur, Götzis

    Rooted in the community.

    The third part of Transfer Wohnraum Vorarlberg was realised in the district of Blattur, in the market town of Götzis, on a site directly behind the elementary school. Three differently sized and aligned buildings are grouped around an open green courtyard, to the southwest of the elongated glass cube of the school building.

    The developments of 33 residential units are on adjacent streets with a shared, freely accessible, garden space. To integrate the ensemble into the structure of the site, this green space can also be used by the neighbours from the surrounding residential area as a passage or a playground.

    Since suitable living space should be created for single people, families, and also shared flats, flexible 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units, with individual balconies and terraces, have been planned. Storage rooms and parking spaces for bicycles and prams can be found in the entrance areas of the building, which saved on expensive basement costs. A core element of the concept is the shared interior and exterior spaces of the facility.

    »We did not just want to build houses, we also wanted to plant vegetable and flower beds, because practicing domestic horticulture is proven to be one of the best ways for refugees to re-establish their roots and to locate and ground themselves.«

    explains co-initiator Andreas Postner

    To enable residents to enjoy time together a spacious lounge with a sunny outdoor seating area was created, welcoming to all.

    The buildings could be executed in a simple, but solid, standard timber frame construction.  Solid timber ceilings are created by local companies, special emphasis was placed on very low energy metrics. This project is more sustainable and affordable, realising non-profit housing, designed to offer its residents space to live and grow.


    Project Details


    • Werkbund-Label 2018
      2018 (Preis)