Jean Nouvel's Monolith for Expo.02, the 6th Swiss national exposition, held from May to October 2002 in Murten.
Since 1883, it is a tradition in Switzerland to have an exhibition every 25 years or so to take stock of the current situation on political, social and demographic levels. Murten, the lake, and the entire landscape had to resonate with the theme, "Moment and Eternity". Its first aim was to show the site both in its present and historical moments. Inside the monolith was exhibited "The Panorama of the Battle of Murten". The container, a massive and hermetic volume, is a work of art in the same way the contents are. "Reflection from a distance provokes a rereading of the natural site and of the existing constructions." Jean Nouvel