Respect for the Landscape

architects bergmeisterwolf Architekten
project Fire Station Margreid, Southern Tyrol Wine Route, Italy
written by Franziska Leeb


The town of Margreid, embedded between the vineyards and orchards and leaning on the slopes of the Mendel mountain chain, is located on the Southern Tyrol Wine Route (Margreid an der Südtiroler Weinstraße / Magré sulla Strada del Vino). Not only is the location attractive, but the unique urban structure is enchanting. You can still notice the medieval roots and the Renaissance is present everywhere; however, the town gladly accepts modernity. Due to its small economic structures, the town was probably spared more extensive construction transgressions, like some tourist resorts or business zones.