Medieval Era production-boosting building.
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The Workshop is the first standard Production-boosting building that doesn't require resources (like the Stone Works or Stable) and can be built in every city. It also allows the assignment of your first Engineer specialist for another 2 Production (for a total of 4), increasing the speed at which Great Engineers appear.
In Brave New World, a Workshop is needed to trade Production (via a trade route) to another city in your empire. You also need one in every city in order to build the Ironworks, a useful National Wonder.
A workshop is a building dedicated to constructing stuff. It would contain raw materials, tools, and the skilled labor to build whatever was needed. A pottery workshop would create pottery (unsurprisingly), while a carpentry workshop might construct doors, cabinets, floors - anything wooden. In Renaissance Italy, many artists worked in workshops, where a great painter might take credit for a painting that was in fact painted by his employees and students who had learned to accurately mimic his style, a practice which gives art collectors and historians headaches even today.