Swatch Expo ’98
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Swatch Expo ’98

November 25, 2014
Conceived as an “open air” exhibit floor, the Swatch Pavilion for the World Exposition in Lisbon, Portugal was a marriage of playful forms and a host of water and watch related exhibits. The project, which was designed to respond to the local climate, featured interactive, water related exhibits developed in collaboration with artists, consultants, and fabricators. These “fun” experiences included interactive diving tubes, “Rain Dance”, siphon activated tubes running throughout the pavilion, and the transparent moving watch walls similar to those first featured in the Atlanta Swatch Pavilion. The project presented a creative meeting of high technology and local, low tech construction practices.

Location / year

Lisbon, Portugal / 1999

Project Type



Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP


Associate Designers:
David Yama
Robert Shepherd

Design Team:
Kit Gibbs
Karen Mar
Casper Mork-Ulnes
Chris Tymoff
Sherin Yuan
Michel Fuller

Exhibit Design:
Karan Mar

Graphic Design:
Outhouse Design
Scott Oliver
Miles Stegall

Photographic Credits

View 1 – Mark Darley (Esto)
Views 2-6 – David Yama

Project Scope


Square Footage

8,000 GSF

Project Manager

DeWitt Brock

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