The Brixen- and Rosenheim-based architecture practice bergmeisterwolf was founded by Gerd Bergmeister and Michaela Wolf.
Over the years, the architects have developed their own design approach based on the pursuit of a harmonious and integrated balance between architecture and landscape, drawing from local South Tyrolean traditions and craftsmanship like a true laboratory of ideas and tailor-made spatial solutions. They see an in-depth knowledge of the urban and natural context and a contemporary reinterpretation of local history and traditions as essential first steps when creating new architectures capable of transforming the environment and generating new locations and new landscapes. A constant two-way dialogue with the client makes every project a journey of development towards synergistic solutions tailored to the needs of both the client and the local area and community. For this reason, models have a twofold purpose. First, they serve to communicate the project to the client; secondly, they are the main tool used by the architects to gain in-depth knowledge of the local area, its forms and its potential for transformation through projects aimed at introducing new contemporary languages into the context and revealing the identity of places. Alongside their professional work, the two partners also teach and carry out research at the Technische Hochschule in Rosenheim, where they hold a course on experimentation with space and wood.
Over the years, bergmeisterwolf have received numerous awards and nominations, including a nomination for the EU Mies Award 2022. In 2019 they won the Italian Architect Award, promoted by the CNAPPC (Italian National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists), for an approach to architecture that “responds to the context with attention to materials and bold formal solutions”. More recently they won the Best Architects award, one of the top recognitions for German-speaking regions in 2022, 2020 (including a Gold Award), 2018 and 2016; the Italian Architect Award for the Restoration and Renovation Works category as part of the 2018 edition of the Festa dell’Architetto; three Architettura Città di Oderzo awards for architecture in the Triveneto region (in 2020, 2016 and 2013), and many more.
bergmeisterwolf have participated in several national and international conferences and juries, including that of the Piranesi Award in 2011. They have taken part in numerous exhibitions, most recently Architettura Alto Adige in Naples, Italy in 2020, the Pisa Biennale of Architecture in 2019, and the Italian Pavilion at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. They held solo exhibitions at the Spazio Solido gallery in Treviso in 2020 and at the Prisma Gallery in Bolzano in 2018 (with an exhibition entitled Dislocazione).