A new cafe on Tramwajowa street is serving as a meeting place and an infopoint that celebrates Werkbund architecture.
Named ‘Wuwa Cafe‘, the new venue is connected to a apartment block that was part of a building exhibition constructed during the Breslau era.
Designed by the Silesian committee of the Deutsche Werkbund in 1929, the construction project included 37 different types of buildings located on the streets of Tramwajowa, Dembowskiego, Mikolaja Kopernika and Zielonego Dębu. Its aim was to present a new, low-cost construction consisting of small and medium-sized apartments.
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The experimental settlements were also created in cities such as Prague, Vienna, Stuttgart, Brno and Zurich. Now Wrocław is seeking to cooperate with these cities in order to prepare a joint application to get all the estates covered by the European Heritage Label.
A Werkbund building located near Pergola
The Deutscher Werkbund is a German association of artists, architects, designers, and industrialists that was established in 1907. The movement was born out of a desire for greater efficiency in the crafts industry, better design for industry and a more modern approach to architecture.
The Wuwa Cafe staff can provide info on the Wuwa neighbourhood, while the cafe itself offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate, fresh sandwiches and various desserts (including gluten-free options). On top of that, you can find various publications on the Wuwa area and Deutscher Werkbund (some free and some paid).
If you fancy checking the place out, you can find Wuwa Cafe at Tramwajowa 2, just next the Tramwajowa tram stop.