Switzerland as Europe’s Moated Castle

The motto of Expo 2012 seemed difficult for Switzerland at first: «The Living Ocean and Coast». In order to do justice to this theme, we presented Switzerland as Europe’s moated castle. The pavilion tour led from the mountain massif across the glacier to the spring and thus connected sensual experience with the discovery of the significance of the glacier landscape as a water reservoir. The focal point of the pavilion was an ice core sample from a Swiss glacier. It was 4,500 years old – exactly as old as Korea.

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Yeosu, South Korea
Präsenz Schweiz, EDA
Concept, planning, realisation of the Swiss Pavilion, 800 sq. m, 2012
Awards: BIE Gold Award for Creative Display 2012 / Red Dot Award 2012 / Der Raum 2012 (Silver) / Exhibitor Magazine Expo 2012 Award
Project Partners: Tamschick Media+Space, Berlin / Nüssli AG, Hüttwilen / Habegger AG, Zurich