The Pavilion features a curtain of woven aluminium, which stores energy from the sun and uses it to light the façade up at night. A roof garden at the top of the pavilion can be accessed via chair lift, with the journey from the ground to the roof taking 10 minutes.
A combination of technological insight and beautiful dream – Swiss Pavilion best shows the characteristics of modern Switzerland, including the pursuit of excellence, innovation and high-quality life, as well as concepts of future facing, forward looking and sustainable development.
The most distinguished feature of the Swiss Pavilion is the chair lift ride. The journey takes about 10 minutes. The chair lift will take people up and out to the roof garden from the inside pavilion. The chairs are sheltered to ensure operation under the raining weather. The interactive, intelligent facade enveloping the pavilion is a curtain of woven aluminium elements under which visitors pass to access the urban area on the ground floor of the building. LED lights comprised of an energy source, a storage unit and a consuming unit are incorporated into the facade. The energy produced is made visible in the form of flashes that are triggered by the pavilion surroundings, such as the sun or flashes made by visitor cameras. Thanks to the storage of energy in each individual cell, the facade is also active at night, when the cells will trigger each other.
Swiss Pavilion by Buchner Bründler Architects
Shanghai Expo 2010
Shanghai – China