Make a sustainable holiday in a lively village community. Breathe in the crystal-clear mountain air surrounded by mountains, forests and blooming meadows. If you feel like packing your bags now, you should book an apartment at Tempel 74 in Mellau.
The building complex, consisting of two houses, was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Architecture 2021 for sustainable tourism in 2021 and combines a modern, high-quality and minimalist living experience with Bregenz cosiness. Hostess Evi and her husband and master builder Jürgen Haller opened Tempel 74 in 2019 after buying the 1000m² property together with friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, the dilapidated farmhouse that once stood here could no longer be saved. But architect Jürgen rose to the challenge and created a real architectural highlight with a love of traditional architecture and the courage to integrate modern elements. It is discreetly integrated into the hamlet of Tempel with its silver-grey Bregenzerwald houses and the communal fountain, which used to be a meeting place and meeting place as a washing place and cattle watering place.
Nature fans looking for peace and quiet will get their money's worth here: the landscape is multifaceted and invites you to go hiking, cycling and climbing in summer and to go skiing and tobogganing in winter. Those who are drawn to the water will get their money's worth in the outdoor pools or in idyllic places on the Bregenzerache. Culture and architecture lovers will also find what they are looking for in Bregenz, which is not far away - the scene of the Bregenz Festival and many other festivals - and in Feldkirch, Hohenems and Dornbirn. So-called "ArchitecTours", including weekly tours by host and architect Jürgen Haller, provide comprehensive insights into the architectural state of Vorarlberg.
ArchitectureThe two new buildings of Tempel 74 were erected on the site of a dilapidated farmhouse that could no longer be saved and now house ten apartments as well as Jürgen Haller&
FoodOn request, there is an extensive breakfast or a bread delivery service at Tempel 74. The breakfast consists of regional products and homemade delicacies, is freshly prepared in the morning and placed directly in front of the apartment door. Numerous culinary delicacies await the guests in the parlour: fine ice cream from an ice cream factory, natural juices, fine wines, regional products and homemade cakes. Highly recommended: Evis Streusel and Linzer cake! Each apartment has a well-equipped kitchen and there are excellent inns in Mellau and in the neighboring villages. And if you want to relax completely, you can warm up in the Tempel 74 ready-made dishes from the award-winning chef Wolfgang Mätzler.
EnvironmentThe generous use of insulating materials, high-quality glazing and an efficient, external sun protection solution in both apartment buildings reduce the energy required for heating and cooling the premises. Ecological and robust building materials guarantee a long service life. The hot water is obtained by solar thermal energy on the roof. Local resources such as biomass are used in the nearby Mellau biomass heating plant and fed into the community system. The intelligent building services system controls good ventilation and rounds off the ecological building climate concept.
Sinnlich und modern gestalteten Evi und Jürgen Haller die Apartments von ihrem Tempel 74 im Bregenzerwald. Der Baumeister Jürgen Haller ist in Mellau aufgewachsen und hat bei diesem Projekt seine Vorstellungen von Funktionalität und Naturverbundenheit umgesetzt. Evi Haller kümmert sich um das Wohlbefinden ihrer Gäste und gibt Tipps zu Kultur und Kulinarik.
Tempel 74 ist ein Apartmenthaus mit Architekturbüro in Mellau im Bregenzerwald. Es zeigt, wie Tourismus heute im Spannungsfeld von regionaler Wertschöpfung, sorgsamer Bodennutzung und den gestiegenen Ansprüchen der Gäste funktionieren kann..
Auszeichnung 2021 "Nachhaltiger Tourismus“
Fotos: Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel, Malte Jaeger
From Bregenz it takes about 40 minutes by car to get to Mellau (40 km). It takes just under 2 hours (91 km) from Constance, just under 3 hours (226 km) from Munich, around 2 hours (144 km) from Zurich and around 2.5 hours (160 km) from Innsbruck ). The exact address can be found on the website.
The bus stop is only a 5-minute walk from the house. There are connections from Bregenz, Dornbirn and other places in the area.
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