Representatives of 30 Tyrolean public authorities and municipal architects visited South Tyrol on April 25-26, 2019. The excursion with the title “LANDSCHAFTSRAUM / MAẞSTAB / ÖFFENTLICHE WIRKSAMKEIT” is part of a series of events which are organized by the Dorferneuerung Tirol.

The diverse two days programme started with a presentation of the Interreg Alpine Space project ATLAS in the Unterganzner winery in Kardaun/Bozen. In a richly illustrated talk architect Christoph Mayr Fingerle explained the work plan and aims of ATLAS to the participants. He could already show first results, e.g. the Beta-version of a best practice database for energy efficient renovation of historic building. He took the chance to discuss with the Tyrolean representatives the need for research on sustainable development of historic buildings - from application tools to guidelines and technical recommendations. Questionnaires developed by ATLAS were distributed to the participants and the further exchange of experience was agreed among the participants. ATLAS will include the feedback in its further strategic orientation of the project.

Afterwards, the participants were invited to visit an ATLAS project partner, the municipality of Truden. Again, Christoph Mayr Fingerle took over the guidance. He himself has been working there for years as a consulting architect. Along with the great engagement of the Truden municipality, presentable results have been achieved in the sustainable development of the village and the preservation of historic identity. The participants took the opportunity to visit several historic buildings and construction sites in Truden. Architect Mayr showed them both renovations and conversions in the terms of an increasing urban density as well as the integration of new buildings in the historic structures. This convinced the excursion participants from Austria too.