South Tyrol’s Architecture

Innovation and cultural roots, form and function, a vision of the future, and the retention of old building materials all shape South Tyrol’s architecture. In addition to numerous churches, monasteries, forts, and stately farmhouses that bear witness to South Tyrol’s eventful history, a new building trend is taking hold in South Tyrol, one that emphasises the preservation of cultural heritage and is open to contemporary forms at the same time. Local materials and the tasteful integration of buildings into the surrounding landscape are at the centre of this movement, resulting in a new stylistic idiom only possible in South Tyrol. Want to see it for yourself? The buildings presented here will lead you on a journey of discovery to the most interesting architectural attractions. In addition to classics like the Therme Meran spa, residential buildings, hotels, wineries and schools are also represented. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of South Tyrolean architecture!

Bolzano/Bozen and environs | Residential Buildings

Gardenweg Housing Development

The architects have succeeded in creating an exemplary alternative in this modern housing...

Brunico/Bruneck and environs | Leisure time

Kasern Information Center

The information center for hikers who wish to begin from the start of the Riesenferner Ahrn...

Bolzano/Bozen and environs | Public Buildings

EURAC European Academy

The Fascist Youth GIL Buildings emerged in Merano/Meran, Bressanone/Brixen and Bolzano/Bozen in...

Brunico/Bruneck and environs | Art & Culture

Mining Museum in the Granary

Copper was once mined in the Aurina/Ahrntal Valley, and even today the tunnels can be visited...

Bolzano/Bozen and environs | Residential Buildings

Residential Block EA7 Casanova

Based on the urban concept of Dutch architect Frits van Dongen, this group of buildings nettled...

Brunico/Bruneck and environs | Public Buildings

UFO Youth Center in Brunico

In Brunico’s school quarter, the UFO Youth Center was built in order to meet the needs of the...

Bressanone/Brixen and environs | Residential Buildings

Brunner House, Lampelehof

The Neustift vineyards have distinctive long, dry stone walls. There is a group of three-family...

Merano/Meran and environs | Leisure time

Maia Bassa Racecourse

The horse racecourse in Maia Bassa/Untermais is one of the largest and most beautiful in Europe....

San Vigilio Dolomites | Art & Culture

Museum Ladin

From 1230 forwards the castle was home to knights and caretakers in the Gader Valley, who were...

Bolzano/Bozen and environs | Wine & cuisine

Kaltern Winery: wine center

Strictly speaking, Kaltern Winery was built for 420 clients: winemakers, usually with very small...

Val Venosta/Vinschgau | Art & Culture

Marienberg Abbey, Ora et Labora Exhibition Rooms

Even from far away, the bright white abbey perched on a hill above Burgeis catches the eye....

Brunico/Bruneck and environs | Public Buildings

Terento Kindergarten

Its successful scale, the distribution of its building volumes and its integration into the site...

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