Woodpassage – From tree to house!

Andrea Gassner

Experience the walk-in installation. A tree grows in the forest – wood comes from the tree – and the wood becomes a house. The wooden “woodpassage” sculpture placed outdoors in the centre of Europe exemplifies this process. With simple pictographic symbols over forty stages, it conveys the transformation from fir to house. This conversion is shown as cuts out of large blocks of wood, cut by cut. The result is a sensory experience; 4.32 m wide, 4.32 m high and 8.65 m long www.woodpassage.eu

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    Andrea Gassner, Austria (2015)

    It is above all the unerring way in which she devises and implements dizzyingly daring concepts of a kind that only few designers could convince their clients to use. In...

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    Experience the walk-in installation. A tree grows in the forest – wood comes from the tree – and the wood becomes a house. The wooden “woodpassage” sculpture placed outdoors in the centre of Europe exemplifies this process. With simple pictographic symbols over forty stages, it conveys the transformation from fir to house. This conversion is shown as cuts out of large blocks of wood, cut by cut. The result is a sensory experience; 4.32 m wide, 4.32 m high and 8.65 m long www.woodpassage.eu

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    • proHolz Austria, proHolz Bayern, Lignum Schweiz
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    • Installation
    Andrea Gassner, Austria (2015)

      It is above all the unerring way in which she devises and implements dizzyingly daring concepts of a kind that only few designers could convince their clients to use. In a single day Andrea Gassner magically installed a forest in the large columned hall of the Austrian Parliament. She spanned a huge banner below the hall’s light-flooded glass ceiling so that, looking from below, one saw treetops in their original size. “This is the first time one can really breathe in this building” said the President of the Austrian National Council upon entering the ‘forest’ in the hall. “Absolutely breath-taking”, is what I say as a colleague! Andrea can give order to chaos, she can create a cool warmth and can even harmonise nature with modernity. She does not loudly proclaim what she does but her work is heard and seen far beyond the borders of Austria.
      _AGI Austria, Elisabeth Kopf (sponsor)

      Publications

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      ATELIER GASSNER – VISUAL ESSAYS

      (2017)

      • Andrea Gassner,
      • Reinhard Gassner,
      • Alberto Alessi,
      • Walter Bohatsch,
      • Köbi Gantenbein,
      • Roland Jörg

      Atelier Gassner

      Architect Alberto Alessi writes in his essay: “The work of Atelier Gassner is a demonstration of this deeper spatial perception. The goal of their work is to convey a value and not just formal results.” ISBN 978-3-85449-468-3

      Education

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      • Postgraduate
      • 1993 – 1998 trained at the "Schule für Gestaltung" graphic design class; graduated with distinction and holds the Swiss certificate of competence in graphic design (Switzerland)
      • 2000 – 2002 took “the graduate programme in graphic design”, completed as a Master of Fine Art (Netherland)

      Awards

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      • 2019

      Iconic Award – Innovative Architectural
      • 2019

      Holzbaupreis Vorarlberg
      • 2018

      Winner - TDC New York, Certificate of Typographic Excellence
      • 2018

      TDC Tokyo Award
      • 2018

      European Design Awards, Bronze
      • 2018

      European Design Awards, Finalist
      • 2018

      DDC Award, Silber
      • 2017

      CCA Award
      • 2017

      Schönste deutsche Bücher
      • 2017

      DDC Award
      • 2017

      ADC*E Awards
      • 2017

      AdWin
      • 2016

      Schönste deutsche Bücher
      • 2015

      Schönste deutsche Bücher
      • 2014

      Joseph Binder Award, Gold
      • 2014

      ISTD International Typographic Award
      • 2014

      Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2013

      European Design Award, Gold
      • 2013

      Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2012

      In Book Design - D&AD Award
      • 2012

      European Design Award, Silber
      • 2012

      Joseph Binder Award, Gold
      • 2012

      Schönste Bücher Deutschlands
      • 2012

      Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Bronze
      • 2011

      IF Communication Design Award
      • 2011

      ISTD International TypoGraphic Award
      • 2011

      IF Communication Design Award
      • 2011

      CCA Venus Creative Club Austria
      • 2011

      Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Bronze
      • 2011

      Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2010

      Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Silber
      • 2009

      DAM Architekturbuchpreis
      • 2009

      Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt, Silber
      • 2009

      European Design Award, Bronze
      • 2008

      Staatspreis - Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2007

      Auszeichnung – Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2006

      Staatspreis - Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2002

      Staatspreis - Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2002

      Bronzemedaille - Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt
      • 2001

      Staatspreis - Schönste Bücher Österreichs
      • 2000

      Bronzemedaille - Joseph Binder Award

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Jury member DAM Architectural Book Award in Frankfurt

        2010 – present

      • Jury member TEC Zürich

        2013 – present

      • Published critiques in Archithese Zürich

        2015 – present

      • Jury member for the LAVA Design Award

        2014 – 2017

      • Jury member of the commission fine and applied art of the State of Vorarlberg

        2013 – 2019

      • Member of DDC (Deutscher Designer Club)

        2018 – present