As a survey shows, however, they should be significantly cheaper than Expo.02, be climate-neutral and involve the population in the planning.
According to the survey published on Monday on behalf of the organization “Nexpo – the new Expo”, 74 percent of the population spoke out in favor of corresponding plans. According to the results of the survey, a new national exhibition should pursue various goals.
For 62 percent, the focus is on promoting cohesion, 61 wanted to promote the discovery of other parts of the country. The picture abroad carries less weight with 33 percent of the mentions. Of those who support a new state exhibition, 79 percent would like the population to be involved in the design.
A state exhibition usually lasts half a year. 79 percent of the most extreme view that certain projects should be continued beyond the actual exhibition. 83 percent wanted a climate-neutral and, above all, cheaper expo. Expo.02 costs around 1.6 billion francs.
The opinion research institute Intervista conducted the survey among 1,027 people aged 15 to 79 in German-speaking and French-speaking Switzerland. The online surveys will run from July 7th to 15th.
Nexpo is currently preparing the application to the federal government. According to the planning, the next state exhibition will not take place on a structured site, but will offer around 100 experiences. Some of the projects will form “new landmarks” after the exhibition.
The sponsorship comprises 25 cities and municipalities in 17 cantons. Founding cities are Basel, Bern, Biel, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Winterthur and Zurich.
Several projects are in the starting blocks for the seventh Expo. For example, Svizra27 is a national exhibition in north-western Switzerland, which is supported by the cantons of Aargau, Solothurn, Jura and the two Basel cantons.
The cantons of Valais, Bern, Graubünden, Uri and Ticino want to hold a decentralized Expo in the entire mountain region under the name Muntagna. X27 is a project for a state exhibition at the airport in Dübendorf ZH.
The very first Expo took place in Zurich in 1883. Her subsequent national exhibitions in Geneva in 1896, in Bern in 1914, in Zurich in 1939 and in Lausanne in 1964 – that is, about one per generation. The last one to date, Expo.02 in Biel, Neuchâtel, Murten and Yverdon, opened on May 14, 2002.