Roman Villa

Roman Villa
Address: Römerweg, Kirchstrasse, Rankweil, Austria
Investor:Marktgemeinde Rankweil
Realization:2008
Area:42 m2


The excavations at the roman villa in Brederis offer important insights on Roman settlement history in the Feldkirch area.
A walk-in sculpture was planted between the remnants of the foundations of two different house types.
The disc-like tower and the space creating wall fragments along a trapezoid-shaped plateau stage the location in front of the collection of findings.
The use of corten steel throughout permeates the site with an historic aura and underscores the sculpted effect of the free form that helps make the excavation site a landmark.
This museum marks the site of the remains of two Roman houses, long since raised to the ground, found adjacent to a group of playing fields. A platform, set level with the tops of the ancient walls, is located on the corner of one of the dwellings. On one side of the platform, a tower marks the spot where some of the foundations have been encased for protection, and these are visible through the lower glazed part of the tower. Adjacent to this structure is a wall set with niches, fronted by glass, that contain examples of finds from the site. The chief materials used here are corten steel and glass. The architects describe their intervention as "a walk-in sculpture", It was commissioned and funded by the local council.
Marte.Marte Architects
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