Publicly accessible "in-between" spaces within the urban landscape of Liechtenstein

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Type and Duration

FFF-Förderprojekt, October 2018 until February 2021


Institute of Architecture and Planning

Main Research

Sustainable Planning and Construction

Field of Research

Sustainable Urban Design


Like many European regions, the Alpine Rhine Valley is characterized by a heterogeneous mix of settlement areas, transport infrastructure, settlement-related open spaces, agricultural areas, and open landscape structures. The planning science tries to grasp this phenomenon of urbanization by different terms: agglomeration, urban landscape, urban area, intermediate city, sprawl town, etc.
The subject of this project is the undeveloped, publicly accessible "in-between" spaces within the urban landscape of Liechtenstein. The research project examines these on two different levels: (1) Everyday landscapes: In-between spaces are examined from the perspective of perception and use. (2) Conceptual landscapes: In-between spaces are viewed from the rational perspective of planning, systematizing, and controlling. The hypothesis is that there is little aesthetic attention for these in-between spaces in science, planning policy, and practice. The following three research questions are examined:
(1) Which types of everyday in-between spaces are there in Liechtenstein?
(2) How are the in-between spaces of Liechtenstein perceived and used by various actors in their daily life, for economic and agricultural use, in the planning policy, for nature conservation, etc.?
(3) How can the perception-oriented perspective of everyday landscapes be brought into institutionalized processes of conceptual landscapes?


Regional Planning, Landscape, Free Space, Perception, Stakeholder analysis, Involvement and participation


  • LLV Amt für Bau und Infrastruktur
  • Amt für Umwelt
  • Forschungsförderungsfonds der Universität Liechtenstein


  • Brandl, A., Herburger, J., Hilti, L., & Rhomberg, C. (2020). Urban Landscape Living Lab - Base Camp : Vadozner Huus (BC : VH), Liechtenstein. Paper presented at the EAAE-ARCC International Conference, Valencia.

  • Brandl, A., Herburger, J., Hilti, L., & Rhomberg, C. (2020). URBAN LANDSCAPE LIVING LAB. Base Camp : Vadozner Huus (BC : VH), Liechtenstein. Presented at the EAAE - ARCC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Valencia.