The Swiss pavilion at the 2012 Expo Korea combines a sensual experience with insights into the importance of the glacial landscape as a water reservoir.

Under the title “Birth of an Ocean – it’s in your hands. " the pavillion focuses on glaciers as important water reserves and is staged in immersive and emotional spaces.
The visitors' attention is drawn to important details with minimalist audiovisual performances - such as projections on the palms of their hands. The beauty and fragility of Switzerland’s ancient glaciers is revealed in a three-dimensional panorama of a glacier. "The Source of Knowledge", symbolizes Switzerland's responsibility for water, it’s knowledge about water, and the delight Switzerland takes in water. The room is mirrored in its entirety, and it really is the dramatic highlight of the exhibit.

red dot design award - winner 2012

14 Handprojections
Panoramaprojection 2509 x 1050 pixels projected with 2 Projectors
Projectionarea: 13,60 m x 5,70 m
Source: 1800 x 1800 pixels with 4 projectors projected on a real water surface Projectionsarea: 11,25 m diameter

/Creative direction:
Charlotte Tamschick

TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH in cooperation with Steiner Sarnen Schweiz


Marc Tamschick

/Head of production and project management:
Steffen Armbruster

/Project management assistance:
Anne Sebald

Franziska Fuchs

Production, conception, creative direction, direction, art direction, animation, post production, music- and sounddesign, implementation.

/Motion Design, animation, post production:
Marc Oßwald, Fabian Tschöpl, Akitoshi Mizutani, Michael Trende

Sasche Eckardt

Matthias Wolf

/Music- and Sounddesign:
Bluwi Music- and Sounddesign

Präsenz Schweiz

/Lead-Agency, scenography:
Steiner Sarnen Schweiz, AG für Kommunikation

/Overall conception:
Steiner Sarnen Schweiz in cooperation with TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

/Project management:
Mauro Testerini

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/Audiovisual equipment supply and installation:
Habegger AG

/Exhibition construction:
Nüssli (Schweiz) AG

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