Wolfgang Buttress’ Celebrated UK Pavilion, "The Hive" Moves to Kew Gardens

12:00 - 29 January, 2016
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image Courtesy of Kew
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image Courtesy of Kew

Wolfgang ButtressThe Hive, the gold medal-winning UK Pavilion from Milan Expo 2015, is being relocated to London's famous botanic garden, Kew. The mesmerizing (and photogenic) "beehive" was designed to give visitors a glimpse into the life of a working bee; its 169,300 individual aluminium components, reaching 17-meters and fitted with hundreds of LED lights, created a multi-sensory experience that shed light on the importance of the pollinator.  

UK and Wolfgang Buttress Win "Best Pavilion" at Milan Expo 2015

15:36 - 30 October, 2015
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As the Milan Expo 2015 comes to a close, the winners of its best pavilions are being revealed. Wolfgang Buttress' UK Pavilion has taken top honors being named the exhibition's "Best Pavilion for Architecture & Landscape." A crowd favorite, the pavilion caught the attention of the world with it's mesmerizing (and photogenic) "beehive" made of 169,300 individual aluminium components that allowed visitors to experience the life of a bee. 

Gallery: Fernando Guerra Captures the Brazil Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

08:00 - 5 October, 2015
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

With the participation of 96 pavilions from diverse countries around the world, the Expo Milan 2015 tackles one of the most pressing global issues -- alimentation -- through its theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

Czech Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

03:00 - 21 September, 2015
© Lukas Pelech
© Lukas Pelech

Through the end of October, the Czech Republic, along with over 150 other counties of the world, is participating in the Expo 2015 in the northern Italian metropolis of Milan. Expo, far beyond being a venue to showcase progress and the latest discoveries in science and technology, also aims to contribute to solving current global problems and to strengthen international cooperation. The motto of the Milan Expo is: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, referring to the need for balanced securing of quality sources of food and potable water for everyone on the planet. The Czech Republic chose water as the central theme of its exposition, since in the European Water Charter of 1968 it is stated that “water is indispensable to all forms of life” and its preservation “is the joint responsibility of states and all users”.

Polish Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / 2pm Architekci

02:00 - 27 August, 2015
Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Piotr Musialowski, Michal Adamczyk, Stanisław Ignaciuk, Michal Lenczewski
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2pm Architekci

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Lino Russo's "Skymetric" Series Highlights the Architecture of Milan Expo

14:20 - 24 August, 2015
© Lino Russo
© Lino Russo

Mid-way through the 2015 Milan Expo, Italian photographer Lino Russo is offering the world a fresh look at the exposition with a series of abstract images that backdrops parts of the colorful pavilions with the sky.

Children Park at EXPO 2015 / ZPZ Partners

09:00 - 5 August, 2015
Courtesy of ZPZ Partners
Courtesy of ZPZ Partners

The Children’s Park, a linear garden with eight attractions on raised platforms, has giant bobbin-shaped elements in wooden lattice sheltering the exhibits and children’s activities from rain and sun. Fragments of domesticated nature where the natural and artificial coexist, the exhibits were designed to privilege the organic language of nature as opposed to a more formal architectural vocabulary.

Milan Restores Famous Rainbow Tower Tiles

08:00 - 30 July, 2015
Courtesy of Studio Original Designers 6R5 Network
Courtesy of Studio Original Designers 6R5 Network

The Milan City Council, in partnership with the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Gruppo FS Italiane railway authorities, has completed the restoration of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porto Garibaldi. 

Once an anonymous water reservoir in the 1960s, the tower was renovated for the 1990 World Cup as part of an initiative in Italy to “turn downtrodden public works into highly recognizable urban beacons.” At this time, the tower was a piece of the Wonderline project, which connected art and architectural initiatives to themes of color, designed to express “the desire to inhabit our planet intelligently, creating a harmony between technology, nature, innovation, and tradition.”

Villaggio Save The Children / Argot ou La Maison Mobile

15:00 - 29 July, 2015
© Delfino Sisto Legnani
© Delfino Sisto Legnani

On the occasion of Expo2015, Save the Children Italia Onlus presents  a Pavilion that culd be better defined as a proper “village”, a domestic and welcoming environment which designs the space of an ideal place of the world where the Ong usually operates.

Moroccan Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / OUALALOU+CHOI

05:00 - 28 July, 2015
© ​Luc Boegly
© ​Luc Boegly

Responding to the Expo’s theme, « Feeding the Planet, » Morocco‘s pavilion for the world exposition focuses on the notion of rurality and the diversity and richness of its territories.  

Video: The Wings / Studio Daniel Libeskind

16:20 - 27 July, 2015
© Immersive
© Immersive

Daniel Libeskind teamed up with the professionals at Immersive and Innovision to realize the four 10-meter-high, "shimmering" sculptures that are outlining the Milan Expo 2015's central square. The LED-lit aluminium structures, dubbed "the Wings," were designed to "animate the public space with a constant flow of pulsating patterns and imagery related to the theme of the Expo: health, energy, sustainability and technology." They will remain on view through the duration of the Expo, which concludes October 31.

SCoopA Announces Winners of 2015 Milan Expo Competition

08:00 - 25 July, 2015
Traversal Landscape by Taehyung Park. Image via Social Cooperation Architects
Traversal Landscape by Taehyung Park. Image via Social Cooperation Architects

Social Cooperation Architects (SCoopA) have announced the winners of their competition centered on the theme of the 2015 Expo Milano: Feed the World. The competition collected ideas and solutions from all over the world that addressed problems such as social inequality, population growth and the scarcity of resources. Currently the winners and honorary mentions are on display at the 2015 Expo Milano. Read on for the winning proposals and their accompanying boards after the break.

Video: Inside the Brazil Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015

08:00 - 20 July, 2015

Brazilian architect Raphael França has shared with us his video featuring the Brazilian Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, produced in a collaboration with Japanese photographer Takeshi Miyamoto.

One Photographer's Definitive Guide to the Pavilions of the 2015 World Expo

04:00 - 16 July, 2015
2015 World Expo Milan: 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. Image © Darren Bradley
2015 World Expo Milan: 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. Image © Darren Bradley

Darren Bradley, an architectural photographer and Instagrammer (@modarchitecture) based in San Diego, has shared a definitive collection of photographs from the 2015 World Expo. Each pavilion in the 1.1million square metre exhibition area, located just outside of Milan, is showcasing the best of their technology which offer "a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium."

Bahrain. Image © Darren Bradley Poland. Image © Darren Bradley Spain. Image © Darren Bradley Chile. Image © Darren Bradley +40

Dome Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Mosae

04:00 - 11 July, 2015
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +20

Copagri Pavilion ‘Love IT’ / EMBT

05:00 - 19 June, 2015
© Marcela Grassi
© Marcela Grassi

The pavilion designed for Copagri called ‘Love IT’ is located in the south-east part of the Lake Arena – a large circular pool of water at the end of the Cardo, one of the main axes of the Expo Milano 2015 masterplan – and surrounded by the European Union Pavilion and the Vanke Pavilion.

Germany Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

09:00 - 5 June, 2015
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the theme for Expo 2015. The German pavilion clearly orients itself to this leitmotif – under the “Fields of Ideas” motto. Germany reveals itself as a vibrant, fertile “landscape” filled with ideas on future human nutrition. The pavilion vividly illustrates just how important dealing respectfully with nature is to our ongoing food supply, while inviting visitors to take action themselves.

Inside the Spanish Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

06:00 - 2 June, 2015
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

Spanish photographers Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre and Adrià Goula have shared with us images of the Spanish pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Designed by B720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos, the pavilion represents the fusion between Spain’s traditional food and innovative gastronomy. This duality creates an attractive and flexible space, which incorporates an open, patio-like area with orange trees – another symbol of Spanish culture.