Schutzbauten Welschdörfli, a shelter over the Roman archaeological site in the Welschdörfli district in Chur, was one of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s first well known projects in 1986.
The shelter halls are built almost exclusively from horizontal timber lamella that allow both light and ventilation into the museum space.
The complex consists of three halls linked by an elevated walkway. The wooden constructions follow the irregular foundations of the ruins.
The connection between the three halls is reminiscent of the connection between train wagons.
Black skylights let the light into the museum space.
It was awarded the "Auszeichnung für gute Bauten Graubünden" in 1987.