What is it that really makes us happy? The “Happy End” pavilion of the 2002 Swiss National Exposition provided the opportunity to explore this question. TRIAD Berlin designed and produced a poetic world enabling visitors to experience the various meanings and dimensions of happiness.
Seven experience rooms brought the pursuit of happiness to life on 1,500 square meters: Visitors embarked on a tour of sensual surprises that allowed them to see, feel, and hear what moments of happiness real life may hold. Save the best for last: At the end of the tour, a gigantic slide took visitors to where their happiness can be found – the outside world. “Happy End” was an exhibition that left those who experienced it with a smile.
With some 1.2 million visitors, the blazing red pavilion became a hit with audiences. The creative concept was honored with the Art Directors Club’s (ADC) Silver Nail Award in the category of “spatial communication”.