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Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

  • 06:00 - 14 May, 2015
Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi
Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi, Courtesy of Nemesi
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Design

    Nemesi & Partners Srl, Arch. Michele Molè Founder and Director and Arch. Susanna Tradati Partner Associate and Project Manager
  • Design Team Coordinator

    Arch. Alessandro Miele
  • Team

    Alessandro Belilli, Claudio Cortese, Kai Felix Dorl, Daniele Durante, Enrico Falchetti, Alessandro Franceschini, Davide Giambelli, Alessandra Giannone, Paolo Greco, Sebastiano Maccarrone, Paolo Maselli, Matteo Pavese, Fabio Rebolini, Giuseppe Zaccaria Fabrizio Bassetta, Tiziano De Paolis, Francesca Fabiana Fochi, Chiara Maiorana, Mariarosaria Meloni
  • Design Partners

    Proger SpA- Bms Progetti Srl, Engineering and Cost Management Prof. Ing. Livio De Santoli, Sustainability energy
  • Area

    27000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • General Contractor

    Italiana Costruzioni S.p.A.
  • Contractors Palazzo Italia

    Mantovani Group, foundations Italiana Costruzioni S.p.A., building, systems and finishing Italcementi SpA and Styl-Comp Group, branched facade Stahlbau Pichler Srl, sail covering
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Courtesy of Nemesi

From the architect. The design chosen for the Italy Pavilion is the result of an international design competition awarded by Expo 2015 SpA in May, 2013; among 68 participants Nemesi won the competition  with Proger and BMS for the engineering and with Prof. Eng. Livio De Santoli for the sustainability.

The Italy Pavilion consists of the permanent building Palazzo Italia (6 levels, built area 14,398 sqm) and the temporary buildings along the Cardo (2 levels, built area: 12,551 sqm).

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Courtesy of Nemesi

Palazzo Italia reaches a height of 35 meters, the highest peak within the Expo site. It’s the only permanently architecture at the Expo.

Palazzo Italia will host institutional spaces in addition to the excellences of “Made in Italy”, while the Cardo temporary buildings will be representative of the Italian territory, in particular of the regions, and include a pavilion for the European Union placed in front of Palazzo Italia.

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Courtesy of Nemesi

Palazzo Italia, permanent building 60X60X34 mt (including branched façade and sail covering), includes: exhibition spaces, auditorium, delegations spaces, offices, events spaces,  meeting spaces, restaurant.

The Cardo temporary buildings contain: exhibition spaces, events spaces, offices, restaurant spaces and terraces events.

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Courtesy of Nemesi

Palazzo Italia is considered an architectural and constructive challenge for the complexity and innovation in design, materials and technologies used. The building is designed in a sustainable  way thanks to the contribution of photovoltaic glass in the roof and the photocatalytic properties of the new concrete for the branched facade.

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2,000 tons of i.active Biodynamic concrete over 700 branched panels all differents 4,000 sqm of sail covering - 400 tons of steel

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Courtesy of Nemesi

Because of its architecture and its location, Palazzo Italia is a Landmark within the Expo site: located to the north, it is the scenic backdrop for Cardo avenue  which runs right across the site.

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For Nemesi, the spark for Palazzo Italia was a concept of cohesion in which the force of attraction generates a rediscovered sense of community and belonging. The internal piazza represents the community's energy. This space - the symbolic heart of the complex - is the starting point for the exhibition route, in the midst of the four volumes that make up Palazzo Italia.

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Courtesy of Nemesi

Palazzo Italia draws on the concept of an "urban forest" with the branched outer envelope designed by Nemesi. For the design of this "skin" Nemesi has created a unique and original geometric texture that evokes the intertwining random branches. The full external façade of Palazzo Italia will be clad in over 700 i.active BIODYNAMIC panels realized by Styl-Comp with Italcementi's patented TX Active technology. When this material comes into contact with light, it can "capture" pollution in the air, transforming it into inert salts and reducing smog levels. 

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Courtesy of Nemesi

The roof designed by Nemesi for Palazzo Italia is an innovative "sail" realized by Stahlbau Pichler. It’s an interpretation of a forest canopy, with photovoltaic glass and flat and curved geometric shapes (often squares). Together with the building's envelope of branches, it will be a manifest expression of innovation in design and technology. The roof reaches its architectural height above the inner piazza, where a massive glazed conical skylight "hangs" over the square and the central steps, radiating natural light.

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Courtesy of Nemesi
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3 Comments

Daniel Morisey · October 29, 2015

What an extraordinary example of Architecture.

nazim · July 11, 2015

Reminiscent of a bird's nest ...
See website http://plagiat9.webnode.ru

Jake Groth · May 14, 2015

So inside it look like...? Do you ever get to look out of the latticework facade? The central atrium roof look like a giant propeller. Can anyone explain the central circle shape of the roof structure, or just the roof structure in general?

Croco Dile · May 14, 2015 01:33 PM

Sorry, but the capacity of my brain is not sufficient to understand, less to explain, what this giant piece of innovation is.......
Maybe someone else is smart enough ?!

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