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Werkraumhaus Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch, Peter Zumthor (c) Foto Friedrich Böhringer, wikicommons
Bregenzerwald Werkraum

A dedication to craftsmanship

The Bregenzerwald Werkraum currently comprises about 90 innovative firms, mainly involved in wood processing.

Nowhere else in Europe will you find such a comparable density of workshops. Work performed in the Werkraum has an international presence, and the innovative craftspeople are in demand both at home and abroad. The Handwerk+Form competition, held every three years for over 25 years now, shows the public how experts from all areas of design cooperate with craftsmen from the Bregenzerwald in order to develop useful objects which do justice to their material and shape.

A house dedicated to craftsmanship
The building designed by Peter Zumthor, the internationally renowned swiss architect with an outstanding affiliation with craftsmanship, was opened in 2013.

His visionary design for the Werkraum is based on two basic ideas: on the one hand, the building serves as a meeting place. On the other hand, it is a large showcase for the culture of craftsmanship in the Bregenzerwald. This idea finds expression in a protruding roof made from wood and a façade made from glass. There is no distinction between inside and outside – the landscape flows through the building.

Shop im Werkraumhaus Andelsbuch, Bregenzerwald © Peter Loewy/Werkraum Bregenzerwald
Werkraumhaus, Andelsbuch, Bregenzerwald (c) Peter Rigaud / Vorarlberg Tourismus
Exhibition  “Generation Köln meets Werkraum Bregenzerwald”
4 june to 26 september 2020

For a very special collaboration, the four designers from Generation Köln, Karoline Fesser, Klemens Grund, Tim Kerp and Thomas Schnur, traveled to the Bregenzerwald in summer 2019, where they met the five craftsmen Harald Berchtold (Gerhard Berchtold Tischlerei), Martin Bereuter (Tischlerei Bereuter), Valentin Winder (Tischlerei Winder), Wolfgang Meusburger (Tischlerei Wolfgang Meusburger) and Wolfgang Schmidinger (Schmidinger Möbelbau) met – all members of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. The result were various pieces of furniture, mostly made in silver fir, in which the impressions of the landscape , traditions, building culture and craftsmanship in the Bregenzerwald can be seen. Now that the pieces of furniture have been presented to the public for the first time at PASSAGEN Interior Design Week Cologne in January 2020, they are traveling back to the Bregenzerwald, where they can be seen in the Werkraumhaus from June 4, 2020.

The project is supported by KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH and go-international (BMDW | WKÖ) Austria

More information:

  • Opening times (from july 2020 on)
    Tue – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

  • Admission
    € 7,50 standard, discounts: € 5,-
    Free admission for students and young people up to 16 years

  • Contact
    Werkraumhaus Bregenzerwald
    Hof 800
    A-6866 Andelsbuch
    T +43 5512/26386
    F +43 5512/26387