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Vision Mulegns – projects for an extraordinary village

On Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 3 p.m., the Posthotel Löwen in Mulegns will open its doors for the “Vision Mulegns” exhibition. Architecture students from the University of Liechtenstein will present projects on the development of the Posthotel and the village.

On Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 3 p.m., the Posthotel Löwen in Mulegns will open its doors for the “Vision Mulegns” exhibition. Architecture students from the University of Liechtenstein will present projects on the development of the Posthotel and the village. Architect Conradin Clavuot will give a tour of the exhibition, which has been designed to encourage visitors to think about the future of an extraordinary place.

Nowadays, due to the narrowness of Julierstrasse, people driving through Mulegns often only perceive the village as an obstruction. However, it is actually one of Graubünden’s most ancient mountain-pass villages. When transport by stagecoaches was at its peak in the 19th century, Mulegns served as a changing station for horses. At the time, the village had around 150 inhabitants. The Posthotel Löwen is a testament to that era. With its classical hotel architecture, which includes an art nouveau hall in the annexe, it is one of the few remaining authentic buildings from the days of Graubünden’s early hotel constructions.

Presently, there are only 30 people living in Mulegns, and the owners, the Willi family, have been running the hotel as a bed and breakfast for the past 10 years. Is this a place without potential, that will soon be forgotten? Rather than giving up, the Graubünden cultural heritage organization and the Parc Ela association wanted to create visions of the future. They funded the drafting of plans for the Posthotel, which served as a basis for the renovation, taking into consideration the hotel’s valuable building materials. Conradin Clavuot, the renowned architect from Chur, designed projects with the University of Liechtenstein’s architecture students, which feature new development options for Mulegns, with the Posthotel as a focal point. The undertaking was supported by financial contributions from the Mulegns community and the Parc Ela association.

The projects will now be displayed at an exhibition in the original art nouveau hall of the Posthotel in Mulegns. Holidays on horseback or crafts village? Roman bath or a paradise for children? “Vision Mulegns – projects for an extraordinary village” exhibits detailed drafts which illustrate that many things can be achieved in Mulegns. The first step, which has set things in motion, has been taken: thinking about the possibilities. A think tank consisting of figures from the areas of business, politics and culture, headed by Conradin Clavuot and under the patronage of Stefan Engler, member of the Council of States, is looking for ways to realize some of these drafted visions.



The initial results of this initiative will be presented at the exhibition’s opening on Saturday, 9 June 2012, at 3 p.m. Conradin Clavuot will give a tour of the exhibition, and students will be available to answer questions and discuss their displayed projects. The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

The exhibition will be open until 30 June 2012, Wednesdays to Sundays, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Entry is free.