Packed is a pavilion constructed of cardboard that was shown in the exhibition "3D paperArt" in Shanghai, as part of the World Expo 2010. It was designed and produced by Michele Leidi, Min-Chieh Chen and Dominik Zausinger with the help of Jeannette Kuo and the supervision of Tom Pawlofsky, and is the final project of the Master Advanced Study group at the Department of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland.
The design of Packed consists of 409 truncated cones of varying sizes, all nestled – or packed – together flawlessly. The aim of the pavilion is to demonstrate how architects can use CAAD to customize the design process. For all of the steps - from the design, to production, to logistics, to packing in Zurich, to shipping and assembly in Shanghai - the process was implemented and optimized by means of self-made computer programs.