Architecture studio Bernardo Bader Architekten has designed a community center in rural Austria that takes inspiration from the surrounding architecture. Though farmers might not consider themselves to be architects, barns and farmhouses have a unique architectural style. In referencing this, Bernardo Bader's community center connects the village to its history.
The community center, which is built at the nexus of the small village of Steinberg am Rofan, nods to the surrounding farming industry with both its structure and its materials. Structurally, the community center takes on an open-concept spatial layout on its interior, with a gabled roof that is also a mainstay of farmhouses.
In terms of materials, the facade of the community center is composed of untreated larch timber that was sourced from the surrounding forests.