Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch
Over many centuries, skilled craft and trade workers from the Bregenzerwald have been renowned for their expert skills in Austria and abroad. Additionally, the typical Vorarlberg and Bregenzerwald architecture has developed into a thriving industry. The newly designed WERKRAUM Bregenzerwald in Andelsbuch is home to these important exhibitions.
Authentic crafts from the Bregenzerwald have been attracting the attention of both national and international experts. Also Vorarlberg's architecture succeeded in gaining international fame thanks to its unique style. The unrivaled "Werkraum Bregenzerwald" exhibition area, founded officially in 1999 and planned by the internationally renowned architect Peter Zumthor, makes a perfect platform for both branches. Among the main activities are exhibitions, competitions and lectures going hand in hand with the promotion of its development and working with young talents. The so-called new and modern crafts are an important economic factor for the entire region.
The Werkraum Bregenzerwald comprises 85 master craftsmen, who joined forces. All members are crafts experts in classic style, many of the small companies are family-run and deeply rooted in tradition.
Focusing on the special skills of Vorarlberg's craftsmen, the "Werkraum Bregenzerwald" is synonymous with genuine local craft and trade. A holistic concept is of utmost importance also for small businesses. Most of the crafts workers offer complete service from a single source.
Therefore the "Werkraum Bregenzerwald" has many different facets: creative competence, self-education and training, platform for young talents, who meet professionals in the fields of architecture, design and art. A huge range of services are presented in the Werkraum, where also useful advice and expert information are available from experienced craftsmen by improving quality and promoting creative ideas at the same time.
This is an absolute must-see!