German design and architecture office Eins:33 have just completed 'Genusswerkstatt' - a cooking school for the Michelin Star chef, Christian Jürgens.
The cooking classes take place in the former 'Orangerie'; a square glass pavillon surrounded by the green recreation area of the hotel where the inside and outside seem to melt into each other.
A round table, made of an old mill stone covered with a sunshade, welcomes the visitor to the terrace, which overlooks the gorgeous steeple of Rottach Egern behind the Tegernsee.
Inside, two cooking islands are composed of one vertical block hewn from of matured timber beams and a horizontal element of Jura Marble. This timber block contains spacious Gaggenau fridges and ovens with stainless steel faces as well as white laquered shelves to store the most important cooking utensils.
The counter top made of natural stone includes a flush built-in Gaggenau induction hob surrounded by a hand chiseled juice rim.
But whilst every practical need is catered for here, there's also a touch of poetry in the design too:
"At the beginning of every cooking event, the participants assemble around a five metre long table made of a single slab of Jura Marble, which reminds of the impression of an ancient altar." say Eins:33,
And not only that, but they also incorporated an abstracted creek that runs through the middle of the table - intended to stimulate the senses with its purling water running through the pebble stones and reed installations.
Each cooking island includes a wash station along the facade. The main focus of attention there lies on the old stone hutches often used at the traditional farms around this area, reinterpreted by Eins:33 as wash basins.
It's these kind of elements, handcrafted details and high quality, original materials that not only define the Genusswerkstatt, but we reckon also make it a pretty inspiring place to learn.