Pretzhof Gasteig

The Pretzhof in Gasteig is a mixed-use building in the immediate vicinity of Sterzing. It comprises a slaughterhouse, rooms for further processing of the meat, a large wine store, a bistro, a shop for in-house products and an excellent selection of wines, several offices, and a flat. The distinctive dark structure was clad with a vertical wooden shell made of brushed and burnt boards of larch. This gives the building a very homogeneous appearance and is reminiscent of a function carried out inside: the traditional curing of the “Speck”. The dark colour is also found inside the building on the black acoustic ceiling. Wooden furniture in the shop and bistro provides a contrast to the dark special tiles on the walls, which emphasize the artisanal character of the use.


KUP – ARCH Architekten architetti; Harald Pichler, Matylda Gosciniak, Gabriel Kerschbaumer, Anton Treyer

Karl Mair

Year of completion

Sterzing, Italy

Total area
2.500 m2

Oskar Da Riz

Project Partners

Hofer GmbH, EMP elektro, Schmidhammer GmbH, Vitralux GmbH, Bauplus GmbH, Zimmerei Kelderer Otto, Pupp Johann & Sohn OHG, Alaska Kühlung GmbH, Trebi SRL, Alce Anlagentechnik GmbH, TAK Tribus OHG, Fantini SAS, Criocabin, Keim GmbH, Auroport GmbH, Rainer & Co. OHG, Wolf Living GmbH, Tischlerei Brunner, Plan Fuenf, Neolit, Alpinservice KG

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