Special opening hours


Photo by Peter Löwy


From October 23 to October 25, 2018 the Werkraumhouse is opened from 10am – 2pm.

During this time the shop and the restaurant can be visited.


The Werkraumhouse will be closed from October 26 to November 5, 2018.

We are happy to welcome you again on October 6!

Alphabet of Life – Nature’s Learning Lab

Exhibition June 23 – October 6, 2018

Werkraumhouse Andelsbuch





What design principles might we learn from nature that can be applied to designing, producing and managing life in a resource-efficient and sustainable way? The exhibition tells the story of a tree’s eco-system and thereby demonstrates nature’s strategies and patterns that have been envolving for more than 3.8 thousand million years.


The audience is introduced to the framework and the practice of biomimicry by learning from ordinary and innovative applications in various crafts and design professions. This transdisciplinary exhibition project is underpinned by extensive collaborative research and oriented toward educating all stakeholders. Thus, the exhibition brings together science, crafts and artistic production in an
inspiring learning lab for the whole family. 


Elisabeth Kopf, Project- and Communicationdesigner, Design Buero Baustelle
Regina Rowland, Professor and Biomimicry-Expert


Natural Scientist
Timo Kopf (Zoologist), Christian Rammel (Ecologist) and Birgit Gschweidl (Botanist)


Opening hours: Tue – Sat, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun, Mon and public holidays closed


Press Release Alphabet of Life




Werkraumschau LIGHT

21 October 2017 – 26 May 2018


Adults: EUR 7,50

Reductions (Students, Apprentice, 15 People and more): EUR 5






The second Werkraumschau has products on show from various workshops of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald – among them several new members – in a spotlit scenario.


The Werkraumhaus designed by Peter Zumthor as a multi-functional building becomes the stage and the handicrafts the actors in a continually changing play of daylight and artificial light. Stage flood- and spotlights generate an immaterial and atmospheric architecture of light, mount the objects in the space, infuse life into their surfaces and forms, and trace a graphical shadowplay on the floor of the building.


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exhibition handmade

18 June – 1 October 2016

Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

19 June to 28 August also on Sundays


An exhibition of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald.
Curated by Peter Zumthor,
with films by Matthias Günter.


Trailer HANDGEMACHT from Werkraum Bregenzerwald on Vimeo.



28 | 29 | 30 September



“We do many things with our hands, touch people, play the piano, sewing clothes, lay rebar in formwork, grind flooring, clean ditches. Sometimes the prestige of´handmade objects is great. Sometimes the result of work performed with the hands is hardly worth mentioning or is not even visible. Artists, who paint, draw and give shape to things speak of the intuition of the hand, while manual labourers on the production line tell other stories.


In the exhibition titled “handmade” we want to use cinematic means to display an inventory of things that were made by hand. Without judging. In accompanying interviews craftsmen are invited to report

about their work.”


Haldenstein in January 2016, Peter Zumthor


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Fachtagung HolzModulBau

Freitag, 18. März 2016
14.00 – 17.30 Uhr Fachtagung
18.30 – 20.00 Uhr Podiumsdiskussion
Werkraum Bregenzerwald, Andelsbuch


Mit Impulsreferaten zur technologischen und architektonischen
Entwicklung sowie zur Innovation im Bereich des Holzmodulbaus.



Univ. Prof. Mag.arch. Roland Gnaiger (Kunstuniversität Linz, die architektur)

DI Arch. Harald Heusser (Baudirektor Hochbauamt Frankfurt a. M.)

BM Johannes Kaufmann (Johannes Kaufmann Architektur, Dornbirn/Wien)

Matthias Kaufmann (Zimmerei Tischlerei Kaufmann, Reuthe) 

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Simon Speigner (SPS Architekten, Thalgau).


Moderation: Dr. Verena Konrad, Direktorin Vorarlberger Architektur Institut – Kooperationspartner Fachtagung



Beitrag Fachtagung: 25,- € (inkl. Getränke)

freier Eintritt zur Podiumsdiskussion
Anmeldungen an info@werkraum.at


In Koooperation mit dem
vai Vorarlberger Architektur Institut