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inatura - Erlebnis Naturschau © Norbert Gorbach, inatura - Erlebnis Naturschau

Architecture

inatura - Erlebnis Naturschau

Architects Dietrich | Untertrifaller, Hermann Kaufmann, Christian Lenz


The industrial history of Dornbirn left a disused assembly building and foundry on the site of the Rüsch works. inatura – which is both an interactive exhibition and a research and documentation centre for the nature of the Vorarlberg – found its natural home in the industrial premises. To build the museum and the municipal park designed by the landscape architects Rotzler Krebs Partner, parts of the building had to be demolished but the assembly building, the old and new foundry, the turning shop and the smithy have been retained. An extension was required for the offices and ancillary rooms.

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