Milan Expo 2015: X-TU Designs Latticed “Fertile Market” for French Pavilion

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© X-TU

Paris-based X-TU has envisioned a more cohesive, sustainable market where food is not only grown and harvested, but sold and consumed on the spot. Serving as the French pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, X-TU’s competition-winning scheme will celebrate the country’s “rich genetic heritage” and future in innovative food production with a timber “fertile market” that supports the growth of the produce it sells. 

Within the vaulted halls of the market, herbs, vegetable and hops will take over the wooden lattice structure. On the ground floor, visitors will walk through a living exhibition of France’s food production, before heading upstairs to a terraced restaurant that serves  the pavilion’s fresh produce.

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© X-TU
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Structure . Image © X-TU
Structure . Image © X-TU
  • Competition

    French Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Project Leader

    Mathias Lukacs
  • Collaborating Architect

    Atelien Architecture
  • Companies

    C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Client

    FranceAgriMer
  • Scenographer

    STUDIO ADELINE RISPAL
  • Multimedia

    Innovision
  • Lighting Designer

    LICHT KUNST LICHT
  • Research Office

    OASIIS, Grontmij
  • Landscape Gardener

    BASE
  • Acoustic Specialist

    Viasonora
  • Kitchen Designer

    BECP
  • Graphic Designer

    Chevalvert
  • Cultural Engineering

    Lordculture
  • Production

    Les Films d’Ici
  • Cost

    14 m€
  • Area

    3286.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Milan Expo 2015: X-TU Designs Latticed “Fertile Market” for French Pavilion " 01 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/502460/milan-expo-2015-x-tu-designs-latticed-fertile-market-for-french-pavilion/>