Ludescher + Lutz Architekten: Winder House of Berries - best architects 19

Ludescher + Lutz Architekten

Winder House of Berries

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commercial/industrial buildings


Dornbirn / Austria


Elmar Ludescher


The agricultural production plant for the brothers Winder is located in the district of Oberdorf in Dornbirn – the oldest part of town – and is positioned a bit off the road, demarcating with the centuries-old farmhouse an enclosed courtyard. The brothers are well-known as berry specialists. In their house of berries, they offer homemade syrups, jams, vinegars, dried fruits and seasonal ripened berries. This farm is an example of two transformations: that of agriculture from dairy farming to berry farming, and that of the local timber architecture. Such transfers boost the potential and wealth of regional history and tradition. Light-footed and elegant, the new gable silhouette responds to the heritage buildings and thwarts any fashionable or ideological associations.