Supported by Vorarlberg Museum, Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Vorarlberg Travel, Vorarlberg State Government and Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Just look into it...

Vorarlberg is regarded as a centre of contemporary building culture in Europe. The exhibition Getting Things Done offers a cross-sectional view of how building culture has evolved from the late 1950s until the present. A selection of 230 projects demonstrate the exceptional quality of Vorarlberg's architecture: the mixing of functions, a radical formal approach, spatial versatility, ecological vision, social integration. The travelling exhibition started in 2014 at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald and has been displayed since then in over twenty locations around the world in a programme instigated by the Austrian Cultural Forum network.

Exhibition Calendar


Bregenz, Austria


vorarlberg museum
Kornmarktplatz 1, 6900 Bregenz, Austria


15.3.2019, 5 pm

Guided Tours

16.3.2019, 3 pm: Curator Wolfgang Fiel, Martin Bereuter, Gerhard Klocker
21.3.2019, 3 pm: Wolfgang Fiel, Wolfgang Schmidinger
28.3.2019, 3 pm: Markus Faisst, Robert Fabach
4.4.2019, 3 pm: Hermann Kaufmann, Robert Fabach
11.4.2019, 3 pm: Renate Breuß, Martina Pfeifer Steiner
25.3.2019, 3 pm: Geli Salzmann, Martina Pfeifer Steiner
2.5.2019, 3 pm: Wolfgang Fiel, Roland Gnaiger
4.5.2019, 3 pm: Wolfgang Fiel

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Nancy, France


École nationale supérieure d’art et de design (ARTEM)
1 place Cartier Bresson, 54000 Nancy, France




Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Centro Cultural Correios
Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 20
Centro Corredor Cultural
20010-976 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil




Tallinn, Estonia


Museum of Estonian Architecture
Rotermann Salt Storage
Ahtri 2, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia


3.11.2017, 17:00

Public Lecture

03.11.2017, 16:00, Museum of Estonian Architecture

“Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg: The Story Thus Far”

by Wolfgang Fiel


Treze Tílias, Brazil


Centro de Eventos Maria Thaler Moser

Av. Antônio Carlos Altenburger
Treze Tílias, SC, 89650-000, Brazil


8.10.2017, 19:00

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FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture, Budapest, Hungary

vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, Dornbirn, Austria 7.3.–5.4.2014

vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, Dornbirn, Austria

Urban Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Exhibition in the Making

Wolfgang Fiel takes a critical look at Vorarlberg's architectural landscape, over fifty years of architectural history, and some five hundred construction projects. Devised in conjunction with actors from the world of building culture, the exhibition concept is informed by a wide variety of perspectives and experience, which have underpinned the search for appropriate selection criteria and for a suitable mode of presentation that would capture the openness and complexity of this process and turn it into something that visitors might experience themselves.
The curatorial Approach
Exhibition Design

Take a deeper look…

Our “Featured Stories” shed light on the approach underlying the exhibition concept and the distinctive qualities of the exhibition architecture. These stories provide information about the significance of architecture and handcraft in Vorarlberg and the conditions that shape this regional phenomenon. They present the publications that have been produced in conjunction with the exhibition. And they inspire you to visit Vorarlberg to go in search of the projects showcased in the exhibition.
Discover all Stories

An Oral History Archive

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of interviews with the protagonists of Vorarlberg's building culture, allowing us to take stock of architectural creativity in the region. In fifty-seven interviews, planners, commissioning clients, artisans, and creative artists delineate the conditions informing the development of high-quality architecture. Curator Wolfgang Fiel went to see the actors in their home environment. The website shows the interviews in full and in the abbreviated versions presented in the exhibition.
Enter the Archive