OMA's pavilion took a forceful, critical view on the debate of architectural preservation. Due to a universal growing sense of nostalgia, OMA argues against our desire to preserve "everything" and the diminishing window of time between construction and preservation. "The area declared immutable through various regimes of preservation is growing exponentially. A huge section of our world (about 12%) is now off limits..."
Displayed on the bottom level was furniture designed specifically for Nazi clients by Paul Ludwig Troost, all of which was white-washed and initially condemned to the basement of Munich's Haus der Kunst post-1945. It was only in 2007, when OMA and Herzog & de Meuron were invited to rehabilitate the Haus, when the 'repressed' furniture was brought to light, and had to be ironically de-white-washed.