The Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 had a predominantly open-plan layout which invited visitors to linger. At the center of the building, with its distinctive silhouette which could be seen from afar, were four 15-meter-high storage towers made of steel, concrete and glass. The towers were surrounded by a wooden walkway which served both as an exhibition area and to provide shade to the areas on the ground floor. A superblock connected to the bridge housed the partners' exhibition areas, a restaurant, VIP lounge and auditorium as well as various office and function rooms.
Walking through the towers filled with food, which visitors were allowed to take home with them, was the highlight of the exhibition. The towers contained coffee capsules, apple rings, salt and water.
As the shelves were emptied out, the tower platforms lowered, causing the appearance of the Swiss Pavilion to change over time. Visitors became consumers who were faced with the contrast of plenty vs. empty, thereby prompting them to reflect on their own consumer behavior.
In order to ensure the most efficient construction as possible, many components of the Swiss Pavilion were prefabricated. There are also plans to recycle and reuse the elements after the World Expo. The four towers will be reassembled for use as "urban farming" towers in Switzerland. Further use is also planned for the superblock after the Expo.