Anniversary Year BASPO

Interactive multi-touch installation for the 75th anniversary jubilee year of the Swiss National Sports Center

For the Swiss Federal Office of Sport (BASPO), Garamantis designed a customised multi-touch software that brings the eventful history of the Magglingen Sports Centre to life. This year, the renowned Swiss sports centre is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

6 multitouch stelae present dynamic history

Visitors can embark on their own journey through time on six interactive Ultra HD monitor steles with dynamic timelines, 360-degree videos and “then and now” illustrations. Instead of the usual frontal presentation, they are offered an interactive world of experience.

History of the Federal Office for Sport in Switzerland

Under the umbrella of the Federal Office of Sport, the key areas of Swiss sports development and promotion are united: education, infrastructure and sports policy. Its history is now presented to an international audience in a tangible, impressive and interactive exhibition. Magglingen has undergone an enormous transformation from its original core concept. From promoting the fitness of young men for military service in this legendary sports school, to today’s all-encompassing sports development mandate. This story is now brought to life through a wealth of content and media. The exhibition offers each visitor easy and simple access to topics of personal interest.

Individual multitouch timelines

In terms of design, the challenge was met by using dynamic ‘bubbles’ that move along a timeline and encourage people to touch them. When touched, these bubbles unfold to reveal further content, each inviting manual interaction and exploration. An additional requirement was for the multi-touch software to be flexible enough to be used for different occasions or anniversaries and on different devices. Garamantis’ cloud-based CMS not only allows any number of timelines to be stored and managed, but also allows them to be displayed on different multi-touch steles. All timeline content (video, audio, text, images, etc.) is stored in the CMS in German, French and Italian. The design of the user interface can be quickly and easily adapted to suit the occasion.

The on-site installation of the software was carried out quickly and cost-effectively via remote access. Maintenance and technical support are also provided from Garamantis’ Berlin office.


Swiss Federal Office of Sports

Project facts

  • Client: Swiss Federal Office of Sports BASPO
  • Context: 75th anniversary jubilee year of the Swiss National Sports Center Magglingen
  • Implementation time: 12 weeks
  • Finishing date: August 2019
  • cloud-based CMS
  • six interactive Ultra HD monitor stelae
  • dynamic timelines, 360-degree videos and illustrations with “then and now” comparisons
Mathias Rusterholz

Thanks to the expertise of Garamantis, an application was created that is simple and intuitive to use. The multi-touch software gives us the opportunity to open digitized archive content for our anniversary to a wide audience in a variety of ways. The audience interacts without any problems and is fascinated by the possibilities!

Mathias Rusterholz, Head of Online Communications at BASPO

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