The finalists for the Bausinn Award 2020 have been determined. After the call for entries and the review of the submitted documents, just 24 companies from the Swiss construction industry remain from the many applicants. Of these 24 finalists, however, only 15 will ultimately be able to enjoy the presentation of the Bausinn Award 2020.
One of the innovative companies in the building trade now in the final round for the special award is HP Gasser AG from Lungern/Obwalden. The family-run company is made up of three divisions. The roof window element construction, membrane construction and carpentry contribute equally to the overall success of the locally anchored SME and each in its own way focuses on tradition, progress and proximity to employees, business partners and customers.
Membrane construction is particularly in the public spotlight. After all, a wide variety of structures ranging from airdomes and facades to attractive shelters and shading systems are designed, built and assembled from a textile fabric tarpaulin. Such structures are often already visible from afar and not infrequently shape the appearance of entire structural and architectural ensembles.
But also the roof window element construction does not need to hide behind the membrane construction. Even if roof windows and partly large light bands are usually not easy to discover from the outside, they are part of the perfect building envelope and make high demands on functionality, technology and safety. And not only in view of the strict requirements of the Minergie standards in Switzerland. Perfect support for both divisions is provided by the carpentry division, which also supports traditional timber construction in Swiss architecture in particular in its very own projects.
HP Gasser AG applied for the Bausinn Award 2020 not only with a simple documentation in the form of a written application portfolio. The construction craftsmen from Lungern also proved that they are digitally fit with, among other things, an impressive digital application for the Bausinn Award 2020. The key point here is the HP Gasser Victory App, which serves as a modern and convenient interface for interested parties, customers and employees of HP Gasser AG and reveals the digital potential of the company.
In addition to the application in the area of digitalization, HP Gasser AG also faces the jury in the areas of innovation, employer and special project. In all areas, the company still has a refreshing flexibility, openness and ability to develop, even almost 30 years after it was founded. And this is certainly also because there are excellent existing networks that constantly project new ideas into the company and thus share in the success of the builders from Lungern.
Now it remains exciting whether HP Gasser AG will be in the final round of the Bausinn Award 2020 in February in the National Museum in Zurich. Because in the end, the prize will only be awarded 15 times. We hope, also to HP Gasser AG, which stands with its special achievements for Swissness and Swiss label, as hardly any other comparable company in the construction industry.