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Winter Pavilion

Winter Pavilion

The Winter Pavilion is a special building where the forest and winter have come inside; it is always winter here! This permanent installation celebrates the beauty of winter in a fairy tale-like world.

The interior is imagined as a frozen romantic winter palace which has become overgrown with trees, flowers and plants, icicles and other elements from the surrounding forests. Some animals, like the peacock, wolf and bear have even come inside!

During the day, the interior is an ethereal white space, pristine, calming and dreamy. After dark, the space changes; the walls take on a darker hue, contrasting with the white floral elements. Seen from the outside, the walls come alive with shadows and reflections. 

In the centre of the Winter Pavilion, the animated story 'The Winterstar' is shown. This is a tale about the time the Winterstar went missing and all the forest creatures worked together to bring it back.

The story of the Winterstar also unites the different elements that are outside in the grounds of Swarovski Crystal Worlds, including deer, moose, mouse, bird, squirrel, the Giant, the mirror, the sledge and, of course, the star on the top of the tree. The crystallised figurines of Grazelle and one of the deer can also be found in the Winter Pavilion.

A frozen romantic winter palace

which has become overgrown

Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion
Winter Pavilion

Photography by Studio Tord Boontje