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Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

06:00 - 12 May, 2015
Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti, Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti
Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rho Fiera Expo Milano 2015, 20016 Rho Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Edvard Blažko (architect), Marko Volk (architect), Nina Tešanović (architect), Nejc Batistič (architect), Samo Radinja (architect), Matija Kocbek (art director), Tomaž Bavdež (landscape designer)
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti

Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti +22

Austria Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / team.breathe.austria

10:00 - 11 May, 2015
Austria Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / team.breathe.austria, © Daniele Madia
© Daniele Madia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Head of Conception and Planning

    Klaus K.
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Daniele Madia, Courtesy of team.breathe.austria, terrain

Courtesy of team.breathe.austria © Daniele Madia Courtesy of team.breathe.austria © terrain +38

Insider Glimpses Of The Milan Expo Site Hours Before It Officially Opened

05:00 - 11 May, 2015
Insider Glimpses Of The Milan Expo Site Hours Before It Officially Opened, © Delfino Sisto Legnani
© Delfino Sisto Legnani

Milan-based photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani recently spent time in the compound of the 2015 Milan Expo twenty four hours prior to the inauguration of the event, which officially opened at the start of this month. This unique insight, captured through his lens and preserved for posterity, shows the state of the site and pavilions just before the Italian military began their final safety and security checks. Cables, garbage and hazard tape is strewn across the pavilion entrances and public spaces, while lorries and white vans unload the last of the interiors.

Tour Legnani's photo-essay after the break.

© Delfino Sisto Legnani © Delfino Sisto Legnani © Delfino Sisto Legnani © Delfino Sisto Legnani +26

Torre del Borgo / CN10 architetti

06:00 - 8 May, 2015
Torre del Borgo / CN10 architetti, Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini
Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini +24

Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

14:00 - 7 May, 2015
Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architecture Author

    Arthur Casas
  • Architecture Co-authors

    Alexandra Kayat, Gabriel Ranieri, Alessandra Mattar, Eduardo Mikowski, Nara Telles, Pedro Ribeiro and Raul Cano
  • Architecture Project Coordination

    Alexandra Kayat
  • Architecture Co-author and interior design coordination

    Renata Adoni
  • Architecture Studio director

    Marilia Pellegrini
  • Architecture Collaborators

    Arnault Weber, Rodrigo Tamburus, Fernanda Müller, Daniel Vianna and Juliana Matalon.
  • Area

    3674.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Filippo Poli, Courtesy of Atelier Marko Brajovic, Raphael Azevedo França

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +47

Fondazione Prada / OMA

12:00 - 7 May, 2015
Fondazione Prada / OMA, © Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada
© Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada
  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milano, Italy
  • Partners in Charge

    Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn
  • Project leader

    Federico Pompignoli
  • Preliminary Design Team

    Sam Aitkenhead, Doug Allard, Andrea Bertassi, Aleksandr Bierig, Eva Dietrich, Paul-Emmanuel Lambert, Jonah Gamblin, Takuya Hosokai, Stephen Hodgson, Jan Kroman, Jedidiah Lau, Francesco Marullo, Vincent McIlduff, Alexander Menke, Aoibheann Ni Mhearain, Sophie van Noten, Jan Pawlik, Rocio Paz Chavez, Christopher Parlato, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Dirk Peters, Andrea Sollazzo, Michaela Tonus, Jussi Vuori, Luca Vigliero, Mei-Lun Xue
  • Final Project Team

    Anna Dzierzon, Jonah Gamblin, Ross Harrison, Hans Hammink, Matthew Jull, Taiga Koponen, Vincent Konate, Andres Mendoza, Susanan Mondejar, Vincent McIlduff, Sasha Smolin, Michaela Tonus
  • Area

    18900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Charlie Koolhaas - OMA © Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada © Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada +17

Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind

03:00 - 7 May, 2015
Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Yama Karim
  • Area

    1210.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +31

USA Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects

12:00 - 6 May, 2015
USA Pavilion  - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects, © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Partner in Charge

    James Biber FAIA
  • Design Team

    Daniel Marino, Steven Grootaert, Jackie Krasnokutskaya, Suzanne Holt, Emaan Farhoud, Suzanne Lettieri Joshua Jow, Federico Pellegrini, Rawan Muqaddas
  • Architect of Record

    GLA Genisu Loci Architettura S.r.l.
  • Area

    3900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri +31

UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress

10:00 - 6 May, 2015
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress, Courtesy of  UKTI
Courtesy of UKTI
  • Artist and creative lead

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Pavilion Manufacture and Production

    Stage One
  • Structural Engineers

    Simmonds Studio
  • Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Engineering

    BDP Physicist and Bee
  • Expert

    Dr. Martin Bencsik
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of UKTI

Courtesy of  UKTI Courtesy of  UKTI Courtesy of  UKTI Courtesy of  UKTI +16

UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners

23:00 - 5 May, 2015
UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Collaborators

    The National Media Council, United Arab Emirates, Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Commissioner General Salem Al Ameri
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Foster + Partners © Foster + Partners +12

China Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc

12:00 - 5 May, 2015
China Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architect

  • Chief Architect

    Yichen Lu (Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc)
  • Project Manager

    Kenneth Namkung, Qinwen Cai (Studio Link-Arc)
  • Project Team

    Alban Denic, Shuning Fan, Mario Bastianelli, Ching-Tsung Huang, Hyunjoo Lee, Dongyul Kim, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Wei Huang, Zachary Grzybowski, Elvira Hoxha, Aymar Mariño- Maza, Zoe Zhou (Studio Link-Arc)
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +24

Camera Chiara / Annabel Karim Kassar

03:00 - 5 May, 2015
Camera Chiara / Annabel Karim Kassar, © Nicoló Lanfranchi
© Nicoló Lanfranchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architects and Interiors

    Annabel Karim Kassar architect, creative director/ Rabih Zeidan architect, project manager / Violaine Jeantet interior architect / 
Christophe Hascoet lighting designer / Caï light lighting designer / Alain Pin lighting designer terra cruda
  • Project

    Sergio Sabbadini architect
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nicoló Lanfranchi © Nicoló Lanfranchi © Interni © Interni +22

Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

21:00 - 1 May, 2015
Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo, Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo
Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo
  • Architects

  • Location

    32020 Canale d'Agordo BL, Italy
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo +14

Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck

17:00 - 1 May, 2015
Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck, © Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler
© Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler

Italian architects Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler plan to construct a "Lookout Tower" in a woodland near the town of Bruneck, Italy. Comprised almost entirely of wood, the twisting structure will provide a scenic space for respite and contemplation while blending into the surrounding growth with a fanned façade that mirrors the trees’ roots and canopies.

Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day

14:54 - 1 May, 2015
Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day, The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Italy's global commercial fair, Milan Expo 2015 opened today. The six month event, expected to attract nearly 20 million visitors, is showcasing 54 national pavilions, among a number of corporate and multinational installations, all focused on "Feeding the Planet" and promoting their national cuisine. Pavilions by Foster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, SPEECHDaniel Libeskind and many others will remain on view through October 31. 

Take a look at some of the fair's most talked about pavilions on opening day, after the break. 

Faber Headquarters / GEZA

06:00 - 30 April, 2015
Faber Headquarters / GEZA, © Massimo Crivellari
© Massimo Crivellari
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via dell' Industria, 33043 Zona Industriale-artigianale UD, Italy
  • Design Team

    Stefania Anzil, Chiara Marchetti, Tania Teixeira, Francesco Casella, Tina Carletti
  • Area

    3170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari +34

Bêka and Lemoine's Mini-Series Captures OMA's Final Month of Construction on Fondazione Prada

15:22 - 27 April, 2015

Building up to the May 9 opening of OMA's Fondazione Prada, Italian filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have released 15-video series that captures the rhythmic and somewhat "transient" nature of the project's last month of construction. Part of a long ongoing relationship between Prada and OMA, the highly anticipated venue will be an "unusually diverse environment" sculpted from a historic 20th-century distillery south of Milan's city center that will be used to exhibit art. 

Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week

15:00 - 26 April, 2015
Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week, Courtesy of Oikos
Courtesy of Oikos

Daniel Libeskind, together with Italian paint company Oikos, has transformed the Università Statale’s Pharmacy Courtyard into a garden of "Future Flowers" as part of the 2015 Milan Design Week. On view through May 24, the installation was inspired by one of Libeskind’s "Chamberwork" drawings. It features a series of intersecting red metal "blades" that represent a collection of Oikos paints developed by Libeskind.