His visionary design for the Werkraumhaus 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. The Werkraum exhibition in winter and spring presents work from the Werkraum workshops. Throughout the year, developers, architects and those interested in building and living environments can see and learn personally about the range of services offered by the craftspeople networked in the Werkraum. An open and flexible hall of 700 m² offers room for exhibitions, events, a shop and a restaurant.
Tools for being welcome
22 June 2019 – 11 January 2020
Concept: FUNKA, Lingenau
The current Werkraumschau presents diverse interpretations of the topic of hospitality by the trades members of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Visitors are invited not only to look at the tools for hospitality but also to explore the Werkraumhaus as guests. The various atmospheres of a hotel’s different rooms – from public to intimate – form the backdrop to this exploration. The Werkraumschau explores the different dimensions of good hospitality while displaying the objects created by the Werkraum trades businesses. The Werkraum’s hotel partners are presenting bespoke solutions that have been realised in their buildings. A spacious, freely accessible entrée where drinks and food are served – as well as hospitable furniture and objects by the members of the Werkraum – invite visitors to take a seat, chat, use the furniture and spend some time there, in short: to be a guest.
Werkraum members present their works biannually during special Werkraumschau exhibitions in winter and spring. An additional special exhibition takes place during the summer months.
During opening times, those interested in the Werkraumhaus can receive advice about Bregenzerwald craftsmanship and make contact with craftsmen if so desired.
Inn & shop
The kitchen offers a daily changing menu as well as drinks and cakes. The inn is open during Werkraumhaus operating times. The shop features products from the Werkraumhaus workshops as well as a special selection of books about craftsmanship, design and architecture.
Events & seminars
The Werkraumhaus can be booked for professional events upon request.
Workshops & communications programmes for kids and teens
take place upon request. A list of dates is available at www.werkraum.at
Entry fee & guided tours
€7.50 regular, €5 discount
Guided tours bookable upon request.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Bregenzerwald Card Vorteil
10% discount on single entry
There is lots to discover in the Bregenzerwald mountains.
Rambling and hiking paths take you to the loveliest spots, and tell stories. Events are held. The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is your “ticket” to these mountain experiences. The Bregenzerwald Guest Card is available to all visitors who spend at least three nights in the Bregenzerwald, and is included in the accommodation price.more information