Exhibition Architecture becomes Region

04 5th, 2017

Prösels Castle, Tischlerhaus
Architecture becomes Region / Architektur wird Region / Dall’architettura alla regione
May 1st until October 31st 2017
Opening: Friday, April 28th 2017, 6 p. m.

How much region can be found in regionalized architecture, i.e. in a typical “Tirolerhaus”? Questions like this constitued the starting point of this publication, in which the regionalization of architecture is examined using examples from South Tyrol/Italy during the long period from the second half of the 19th century until the Interwar period. The examined buildings are from the different phases of regionalization from the late Habsburg monarchy until the fascist accession to power; among them are also little known projects by Gio Ponti.

The publication was initiated by Prösels Castle near Völs am Schlern. Among other alterations, a “knights’ hall”, whose design was influenced by the halls of British manors as well as the panelings of traditional South Tyrolean parlors, was added to the medieval structure of the attractively situated castle in 1893 by the architect Fritz Schumacher (1869–1947), who later worked in Hamburg.

Bettina Schlorhaufer is an art historian, curator and research fellow at the Institute for Theory and History of Architecture, department Architectural Theory, at the University of Innsbruck with Bart Lootsma, who contributed a preface to the book “Architecture becomes Region / Architektur wird Region / Dall’architettura alla regione” (Birkhäuser, Basle-Vienna).

Opening hours
Daily except Saturdays
May and October: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June and September: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July and August: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kuratorium Schloss Prösels Genossenschaft
Prösler Straße 2, I-39050 Völs am Schlern/Fié allo Sciliar (BZ)
Tel. +39 0471 601062 , E-Mail:,

Information about the content of the exhibition
Priv.-Doz. Dr. phil. Bettina Schlorhaufer (curator)
Universitäty of Innsbruck, Institute for Architecturaltheory, History and Preservation, Departement for Architecturaltheory, Technikerstraße 21, A-6020 Innsbruck/Austria, Tel. +43 (0)664 1766346 , E-Mail:,

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