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These individuals, companies and institutions actively support ALBIJOU.

Municipality of Albinen

Main sponsor of project ALBIJOU  

«ALBIJOU – holiday living in charming village homes with full concierge services» is a project initiated by the municipality of Albinen and co-financed by the Swiss government and the Canton of Valais. Advice and support for development and implementation of the project were provided by the Institute for Integrative Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. ALBJIOU is part of a 5-star village plan for which the municipality was awarded the Raiffeisen Prize 2018 of the Heritage Society of the Upper Valais. The strategy we have chosen to preserve this unique mountain village is: utilize, manage, revitalize, enrich.

CH-3955 Albinen

+41 (0)27 473 20 23
Mon 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tue 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Thu 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Academy of Art and Design FHNW (HGK FHNW), Institute for Integrative Design | Masterstudio Design

Our partner for concept and design

The Institute for Integrative Design at the Academy of Art and Design FHNW (HGK FHNW) is conducting research to find out how the methods and processes of integrative design can be creatively and sustainably applied to the needs of outlying regions. The institute sees its commitment to project ALBIJOU as a contribution to securing a vibrant future for the existing structures and unique characteristics of Albinen.

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Institut Integrative Gestaltung | Masterstudio 

Freilager-Platz 1
CH - 4002  Basel

+41 (0)61 228 40 66

Canton of Wallis, New Regional Policies

Our institutional partner

The Regional and Economic Center Oberwallis AG (RWO AG), which is the contact point for projects seeking financial support, examined the dossier and proposed that the canton provide 30% co-financing through the New Regional Policies (NRP).

RW Oberwallis AG
Regions- und Wirtschaftszentrum Oberwallis
Aletsch Campus
Bahnhofstrasse 9c
CH-3904 Naters

+41 (0)27 921 18 88


Restaurant Godswärgjistubu

Our culinary partner

This historic Valais inn surprises guests every day with a seasonal 4-course meal made from local products, mostly from their own gardens. The inn's offerings, which also include catering and herb walks, are a perfect fit for the holistic approach of ALBIJOU: sustainable tourism based on appreciating the local culture and environment.

Wirtshaus Godswärgjistubu
Tsokhim + Co.
Lüübuweg 2
CH-3955 Albinen

+41 (0)79 684 12 80