About us

Our knowledge is the structure of your idea…

“Structural engineering is fundamental when it comes to planning a building, and substantial in order to succeed in all construction tasks. It combines the intentions of the client and the creative drive of the architects to create an appropriate supporting structure. This structure should not necessarily be a copy of existing models, but instead take all the available materials and the laws of nature into account and explore new horizons.”

Werkraum Ingenieure ZT-GmbH

 

Werkraum Engineers work in dynamic teams. We combine our knowledge and experience of 25 years of structural engineering with the current technology status, new scientific findings and modern static solutions.
This way we create a solid base for the implementation of a large variety of projects – whether it’s a simple utility construction, a sophisticated architectural design or a monumental sculpture.

Solution-oriented

During their studies of civil engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, Peter Bauer and Peter Resch started a business together. The two-man planning office made static calculations for various steel construction companies and produced workshop drawings accordingly. They charged lump sums for assignments, and when things didn’t work right away, it meant going back to the start – new plans and new drafts, at their own expense. This taught the two entrepreneurs to never to think in a problem-oriented but rather in a solution-oriented way.

To this day, the work ethics of Werkraum Ingenieure can still be characterised with this solution-oriented approach, which is fundamental
not only for their cooperative work with architects and planners but also
for the successful implementation of their many extraordinary projects.

Faithful to designs

A trademark of our project development is implementing constructions as close to the architectural designs as possible. Prerequisite for this is having all the relevant knowledge of the static-constructional contexts but also a profound understanding of the architectural design. Architects and structural engineers usually have two very different approaches: The architect enters a room and notices the acoustics, examines the lighting situation and looks at surfaces – they truly get a sense for the room in its entirety. Meanwhile, the engineer thinks about the construction behind all this, sees the supporting structure underneath the surface or the steel construction details behind the façade. This perspective is highly specialised, similar to that of a radiologist examining an x-ray image.

Reconciling these two very distinct perspectives on one and the same project is the true art of planning and implementing constructions. Combining a safe and economical structure plan with the architect’s original ideas and implementing them successfully can prove to be a true challenge.

Cooperative project development

Cooperative project development is the kind of challenge that Werkraum Ingenieure enjoy facing with curiosity and enthusiasm. This way, each project, each construction task and each structure calculation not only promises excitement but also adds its own individual spirit, which is reflected in Werkraum Ingenieure’s corporate culture.

“Not possible” is not on our menu – that’s the motto that inspires our team and guides all parties involved in our projects to satisfactory implementations. Where there are no standardised solutions, we team up with architects and planners to find some new answers that respond to all requirements regarding stability and designs for a particular project.

Making the impossible possible

We see the bigger picture and develop the best possible supporting structure for any architectural idea. That is why clients, architects, artists, designers and colleagues ask Werkraum Ingenieure for advice and support when it comes to turning seemingly impossible tasks into feasible realities.

Company history

Werkraum Ingenieure was founded in 1992 as an interdisciplinary planning office for engineers and architects. In the late 1990s, the company developed into an engineering office, that cooperates with many architects, designers and artists and develops, plans and implements innovative concepts.

1992 – 1998 Independent structural design office
1998 – 2005 Werkraum ZT-oe
2006 – 2008 DI Bauer & DI Resch Werkraum ZT-GmbH
2009 – 2014 Werkraum Wien Ingenieure ZT-GmbH
since 2015 Werkraum Ingenieure ZT-GmbH

Peter Bauer
Degree in civil engineering (structural engineering) TU Wien 1990
State- authorized and certified engineering consultant of civil engineering since 1995

Peter Resch
Degree in civil engineering (structural engineering) TU Wien 1992
State- authorized and certified engineering consultant of civil engineering since 1997

Martin Schoderböck
Degree in civil engineering (structural engineering) TU Wien 2000
State- authorized and certified engineering consultant of civil engineering since 2008

Awards

2019
European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award - Nomination - Federal School Aspern
2018
Bauherrenpreis - builder's price Austria - Federal School Aspern
Award Sustainable Building - ÖGNB and klima:aktiv - Federal School Aspern
2017
European Steel Design Award of Excellence - Reconstruction of the Tennis Hall Robert College, Murat Karamancı Student Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2016
Building owner prize ZV - The school and cultural center of Feldkirchen
Building owner prize ZV, Nomination - The flying roof Handenberg
Turkish steel construction prize - Reconstruction of the Tennis Hall Robert College, Murat Karamancı Student Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2015
Wienwood 15, Prize winner - Playschool Schukowitzgasse
2014
OÖN Daidalos architecture award - The school and cultural center of Feldkirchen
Building owner prize ZV - VinziRast-mittendrin
best architects 14 award - Loft Radetzkystraße
Aluminium architecture award, Commendatory mention - JKU Science Park – Component 1
2011
Austrian steel construction prize - Ship Station Vienna City
2010
SOLID-Bautech prize - Ship Station Vienna City
2009
Building award of Carinthia - Museum Liaunig
Building owner prize ZV - Museum Liaunig
Contractworld.award, 2nd place - Prisma
The best house - Courtyard house Millergasse
2008
Building owner prize ZV - Autobus Big Garage Leopoldau
Architecture prize of Styria, Nomination - Prisma
Wood construction prize of Burgenland - House Bocksdorf
2007
Otto Wagner urban design award - Ship Station Vienna City
2006
Architecture prize of Salzburg, Recognition - House Kaps
Architecture prize of Burgenland - House Bocksdorf
2005
Austrian construction prize - Lake stage Lunz
2004
NÖ Maecenas - Lake stage Lunz
Aluminum architecture award, Recognition - Ray 1
Aluminium architecture award, Recognition - Wollzeile 1-3
2003
Wood construction prize of Lower Austria - House by the lake
Building owner prize ZV - Reconstruction residential house with medical office