The Modern Essence of Baroque

Schloss Wackerbarth (Saxon state winery), Radebeul

Deutsche Werkstätten services:
Interior furnishing

Completion 2002


The Schloss Wackerbarth castle is one of Dresden’s most impressive sights. Not due so much to its old structures as its exceedingly auspicious synthesis of baroque architecture with modern building. The castle is situated at the centre of a state winery estate, an idyllic niche nestled in the vineyards between Dresden and Radebeul. The job commissioned here harkened back to Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau’s original pursuits; less of engineering consultation than an aesthetically fastidious interior décor in incremental restoration and new construction phases. All revolved around the architectural blueprints from h.e.i.z.Haus. We then took over their realisation. h.e.i.z.Haus designed a prototype for a bar which is replicated in modified form at various locations throughout the castle premises. The presentation system for the wine library was also a demanding task with which we were entrusted. Moreover, Deutsche Werkstätten Hellerau submitted proposals on furnishing the administrative areas, the store as well as the food and beverage areas. We believe the large bar at the centre of the bistro to be a particularly masterful variant of the prototype. The magnificent veneer is characterised by its continuous elongated wave pattern.

Text: Rainer Baginski
Photo: Bernadette Grimmenstein