Vorarlberg and architecture – a fruitful symbiosis that attracts interest far beyond the borders of the country. Jesco Hutter also has a share in this success. He and his colleague Carlo Baumschlager run architect’s offices in Dornbirn, Vienna, Munich and Widnau. “We complement each other perfectly,” states Jesco Hutter about working with his colleague. “I am ten years younger and come up with different ideas. We look at projects from different angles.” They have an international focus – but even the Hotel am Garnmarkt can boast that it has been designed by Jesco Hutter.
“It is important that you don’t have a preconceived opinion when embarking on a project”, confirms the native from eastern Switzerland when explaining his philosophy. “I don’t want to have any preconceptions at the start. I keep all options open to ensure that all aspects are taken into consideration. I don’t just rigidly pursue a certain style, but instead I find the right one and implement it. This is my goal.”
The success story of the modern building culture in Vorarlberg began over 30 years ago. The prevailing circumstances have changed since then, but there are still many examples of magnificent buildings. They meet today’s challenges with the same openness as the ones that came before them. Jesco Hutter also considers the Vorarlberg Museum in Bregenz to be one of these flagship projects, quite rightly attracting attention far beyond the Vorarlberg region.
There is often a strong focus on prestige with public buildings like this. In contrast, the focus with private projects should be on the people who will make their home and live in them. “They must feel happy. A quality architect takes this into consideration.” A requirement that he more than simply fulfilled himself with the Hotel am Garnmarkt.