With Red Chalk on Rough Paper

architects Marte.Marte
project Cemetry Extension and Cemetry Chapel in Batschuns, Vorarlberg, Austria
written by Robert Fabach


The plastic and expressive strength of the first church by Clemens Holzmeister (1921 –1923) in the mountain village of Batschuns set up the basis for creation of architecture that attracts attention. Architects Marte.Marte designed a hall for the local band rehearsals in 2002; prior to this, the brothers designed an extension to the cemetery located by the church. The cemetery and the wall for urns built into the steep terrain found a peaceful conclusion in the massive clay body of the cemetery chapel.