Griaß di

in the Silberregion Karwendel


The art object "GRIASS DI" , which has been selected as an emblem of the region through an anonymous international competition, has arrived in the region in the 12 municipalities of the Silberregion Karwendel. In addition to Schwaz, Stans, Gallzein, Jenbach, Vomp, Hinterriss, the objects can also be found in Terfens, Vomperbach and Pillberg .

Due to the different locations, the object always shows itself from a different perspective.

The art object consists of twelve trunks arranged like the places on the map. The height of the trunks are derived from the respective sea level of each place. The largest trunk stands for Kolsassberg (906 m) with 3 meters, the smallest for book (545 m) with 1.60 meters. Eleven of the trunks are each made of untreated turned larch trunks. The twelfth tribe is made of chrome and denotes the community in which the object stands.

The artistic design of the word GRIASS DI is exciting. Due to the split letters, the words are clearly readable to the driver only from a certain position on the road. This presentation was intended to arouse the interest and curiosity of the person passing by.

The objects were manufactured and assembled by the gun workshop Vomp, a socially committed partner company from our region.

Griass di Objekt


The installation "GRIASS DI" highlights the following features:

  • The connection to nature and the original belongs in the silver region Karwendel and the cultural heritage of the region.
  • Topographical differences in height are the identity of the area and an integral part of the design.
  • The tree trunk, to be found everywhere on site, symbolizes the seamless connection between rooted tradition and innovative modernity. Wood and silver, the natural resources of the region, therefore form the material and contrast-rich basis of the design elements.
  • The 12 municipalities of the region and their geographic location are responsible for the arrangement and the height of the tribes and are a symbol of a strong unity.
  • The respective location of the object is highlighted by a "silver" stile , which literally reflects its surroundings.

How did this object come about?

The tourism association has invited artists to design a design object as a symbolic "welcome" for the region's entrances, entrances and thoroughfares through a public tender. We were looking for an object that on the one hand reflects the silver region, but also has the potential to become the "landmark" of the region.

52 designs were submitted in the first phase of the anonymous competition by artists from all over Austria, Germany and South Tyrol. The task of the well-staffed jury was great: 6 designs had to be selected, which were worked out in detail in the second round and presented as a true-to-scale model.

The jury, consisting of representatives from industry and the public (Josef Margreiter, Andreas Braun, Claudia Berghofer, Christoph Prem), art (Eva Lind, Ursula Beiler), professors or teachers of art colleges and technical schools as well as the mayor from Weer, Jenbach and Gallzein and representatives of the tourism association finally decided on the winner

The winning object comes from 3 talented designers from Stuttgart, who want to set a mark with the topographical fingerprint of the region. "The 12 communities and their geographic characteristics are shaping the arrangement of the tribes. The tree trunks can be found everywhere on site and thus symbolize the seamless combination of rooted tradition and innovative modernity, "says designer Franziska Strantz from the We & Me Design Studio.

The jury is enthusiastic about the presentation of the region. "The design convinces with its simplicity and clarity. Dealing with resources, sustainable thinking. Of particular note is the intensive and successful examination of the region and its topography, which is skilfully presented in a 3-dimensional manner. This installation will certainly contribute to the affiliation of the individual locations of the Silver Region Karwendel and increase the feeling of belonging together. "