Intesa Sanpaolo Office Building / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

04:00 - 18 May, 2015
© Enrico Cano
© Enrico Cano

© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano +37

Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop

21:00 - 17 May, 2015
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Archaeologies of Green, the pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Expo Milano 2015 is a poetic interpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of the country, which stems from the ancient civilization of Dilmun.

Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

03:00 - 15 May, 2015
© Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

© Roland Halbe © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy +18

Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

06:00 - 14 May, 2015
Courtesy of Nemesi
Courtesy of 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

21:00 - 13 May, 2015
© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

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

16:00 - 12 May, 2015
© Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano +10

Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

06:00 - 12 May, 2015
Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti
Courtesy of 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

10:00 - 11 May, 2015
© Daniele Madia
© Daniele Madia

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

05:00 - 11 May, 2015
© 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 / Gianluca Gelmini

06:00 - 8 May, 2015
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
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

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.  

Fondazione Prada / OMA

12:00 - 7 May, 2015
© 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

    Bas Princen - Fondazione Prada, Charlie Koolhaas - OMA

© 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
© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

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

12:00 - 6 May, 2015
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

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

10:00 - 6 May, 2015
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
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

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

12:00 - 5 May, 2015
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a “land of hope”, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.

Camera Chiara / Annabel Karim Kassar

03:00 - 5 May, 2015
© 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