The region of Voralberg is located between Lake Constance and the High Alps, a perfect showcase for innovative architecture. The area is rich in high quality contemporary architecture to be admired for its elegance, flexibility and environmental aspects, creating efficient, low maintenance buildings.The buildings are designed with a long lifespan and demonstrate the true principles of sustainability and the circular economy. Ancient timber houses, baroque monastries and regenerated industrial buildings are found alongside examples of exquisite architecture, created with the advanced local craftmanship, typical for this region‘s industry.
The combination of tradition, function and wellbeing, continues to attract many interested professionals from a wide area and different backgrounds, to visit Voralberg. No doubt you will return home refreshed and stimulated with new ideas. ‘onehundredyears‘ assists in long-term planning by providing training and consulting, presenting the architecture and culture of Vorarlberg as a reference, under the label of ‘Guiding Architects‘.
We can offer short and extended field trips, tailored to your requirements, in German, English and Dutch. We would be delighted to act as your personal agent and coordinate all travel arrangements. Our local knowledge makes the difference.
International Architecture Consultant - Planning Management - Research and Education - 'Guiding Architect' in Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria. Willem has a wealth of experience and expertise in a range of architectural projects, from large to small. He previously worked in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Norway for large leading architectural practices, working on international projects in the role of designer, project director and managing partner. He taught Architectural Design and Planning Management at Universities in Denmark, Switzerland, USA and Liechtenstein. Since 2002, Willem is resident in Vorarlberg, Austria. Willem founded 'onehundredyears' with the aim to build less. This is based on the strategy that long term planning and investment in high quality architecture (addressing efficiency, functionality, flexibility, ecology and beauty) will result in healthy, desirable buildings that offer a higher level of comfort with minimal operational and lifetime costs.
Image creditsImage 2: 1997_Bregenz_Kunsthaus Bregenz (Peter Zumthor Architekt) Markus Tretter © Kunsthaus Bregen, Image 3: 1995_Wolfurt_Wohnanlage Eulentobel (Baumschlager Eberle Architekten) Willem Bruijn © onehundredyears, Image 4: 1997_Bregenz_Kunsthaus Bregenz (Peter Zumthor Architekt) Markus Tretter, Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner © Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Image 5: 1755_Schwarzenberg_Hotel Gasthof Hirschen Willem Bruijn © onehundredyears, Image 6: 2009_Fussach_Nordwesthaus Hafen Rohner (Baumschlager Eberle Architekten) archphoto, inc. © Baumschlager Eberle, Image 7: 2017_Nüziders_Haus Birne (ma-ma Werkraum für Baukunst) © Hanno Mackowitz, Image 8: 2014_Krumbach_Bus:Stop (Sou Fujimoto & Bechter Zaffignani) Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel © Vorarlberg Tourismus, Image 9: 2017_Dornbirn_Messehallen 09-12 (marte.marte Architekten) Faruk Pinjo © marte.marte Architekten