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Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

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.

Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Due to the economy development in the world, people are becoming rich and the standard of living is improving. On the other hand the majority of the population is also suffering from wars and poverty and it is seen increasing with the economic and social development of the society. There is a major motive to feed seven billion people in our planet, in the current world human beings have been falling in the trap of technology, city life and technology have made human beings disconnected from nature which has further lead to the mental disorders of society. In particular there are many problems modern man is facing. People are deeply sunken to the Internet community which is threating their human spirit.

Mac 9 - Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano

Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

The common thread in the exhibition manifests itself through a series of interactive and architectural elements throughout the pavilion.

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

Air as food and a catalyst for urban practices

In response to the theme of this year’s Milan EXPO, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the Austrian contribution breathe.austria draws our attention to an essential nutrient and one of our most precious resources: air. As fundamental components of the biosphere, air, climate and the atmosphere unite all living creatures on our planet. As such, air is both a source of sustenance and a natural asset.

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

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

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

Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015, commissioned by APEX-Brasil. We aimed to combine architecture and scenography in order to provide visitors with an experience that would transmit Brazilian values and the aspirations of its agriculture and livestock farming according to the theme “Feeding the world with solutions”. More than a temporary building, the sensorial immersion includes leisure, high technology information, interaction and learning.  

Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind

Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich), the corporate pavilion for Vanke China will explore key issues related to the theme of the Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The interior exhibition design is led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (NewYork/ London/Beijing/Berlin/Moscow) with graphic design by Han Jiaying (Beijing).

USA Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects

Defining an entire nation in a single building, especially one as complex and contradictory as the US, is a daunting task.
Expo Milano 2015 is themed “Feed the Planet, Energy for Life” – an entire Expo focused on the issues of global food security and the impacts of our personal food choices.

UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress

  • Artist and creative lead: Wolfgang Buttress
  • 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

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UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners

The United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo opened today. Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form.

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

  • Architects: Tsinghua University, Studio Link-Arc
  • Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architect: Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc
  • 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, Zheheng Hong

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia

Camera Chiara / Annabel Karim Kassar

  • Architects: Annabel Karim Kassar
  • 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, Interni

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Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

  • Architects: Massimiliano Dell'Olivo
  • Location: 32020 Canale d'Agordo BL, Italy
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

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Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck

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

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.