swiss pavilion at expo milan highlights food consumption levels
 
swiss pavilion at expo milan highlights food consumption levels swiss pavilion at expo milan highlights food consumption levels
jun 08, 2014

swiss pavilion at expo milan highlights food consumption levels

swiss pavilion at expo milan highlights food consumption levels
all images courtesy of netwerch architektur / expo milano 2015

 

 

 

switzerland, the first country to confirm its involvement in expo milan 2015, has presented its pavilion for the international event, a design that highlights the limited nature of worldwide food resources. designed by netwerch architektur, the temporary structure comprises five individual towers that are each filled with local food produce that visitors can take away. however, the reserves are finite meaning that guests who take an excessive amount deprive others of the same right to food. as the units are emptied the platform upon which the structure stands is lowered, presenting the public with a visual representation of their consumption habits.

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
visitors approach via a ramp that leads to the centrally raised plinth

 

 

 

the 4,443 square meter pavilion brings together industrial elements and vernacular swiss tradition with wooden terraces and gabled roofs that allude to mountain villages. visitors approach via a ramp that leads to the centrally raised plinth, where a reception area provides visitor information and ticket sales. a stage for concerts, a shop, dining facilities and VIP lounge area are also incorporated within the scheme.

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
a stage for concerts and a gift shop are included within the design

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
as the units are emptied the platform upon which the structure stands is lowered

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
dining facilities overlook the pavilion site

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
VIP lounge area

switzerland pavilion expo milan 2015 netwerch architektur designboom
the entire swiss pavilion site shown in context

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