Copagri Pavilion ‘Love IT’ / EMBT

  • Architects: EMBT
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Project Director: Makoto Fukuda
  • Project Coordinator: Valentina Nicol Noris
  • Design Team: Dirce Medina, Claudia Baralla, Claudia Manenti, Silvia Pirrera, Gabriele Rotelli, Andres Echevarria, Thomas Hostache, Carlo Cervellieri, Luca Amighetti, Ana De la Cuesta, Ana Zueras, Daniel Combariza
  • Area: 560.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Marcela Grassi, Roland Halbe

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Roland Halbe © Marcela Grassi

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

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
  • Architects: SCHMIDHUBER
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Overall Responsibility: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Bonn
  • Team: SCHMIDHUBER + Milla & Partner + Nüssli
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli. Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

Inside the Spanish Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

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.  

© Adrià Goula © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

Gallery: The Top 5 Milan Expo Pavilions

Romanian photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared his photos of the Expo Milan, along with his ranking of the top 5 pavilions. Read on to see his beautiful collection of images accompanied by his short remarks on the merits of the designs. 

Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop

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Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

  • Architects: SPEECH
  • Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin, Marina Kuznetskaya
  • Area: 3260.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Alexey Naroditskiy, Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy © Alexey Naroditskiy

Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

  • Architects: Nemesi
  • Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: 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, Mariarosaria Meloni, Fabio Rebolini, Giuseppe Zaccaria
  • Design Team: Nemesi & Partners Srl, Arch. Michele Molè and Arch. Susanna Tradati
  • Design Partners: PROGER /BMS Progetti, Engineering and Cost Management, Livio De Santoli, sustainability energy
  • Area: 27000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Nemesi

Courtesy of Nemesi Courtesy of Nemesi Courtesy of Nemesi Courtesy of Nemesi

Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

  • Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
  • 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

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

  • Architects: team.breathe.austria
  • 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

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

A Guided Tour Of The 2015 Milan Expo

© Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

With 145 countries participating in the 2015 Expo, alongside input from international organizations, corporate partners and an extensive program organized by the Expo itself, there's a lot going on in Milan right now. So much so, in fact, that it can be a little overwhelming to get a handle on all the sights that are worth your attention.

To help you out, we've put together a guided tour of the key pavilions that are turning heads, including the defining vistas of the expo grounds, the displays that are worth your time and the oddities that might entertain. From the Expo's defining icon, the 30-meter-tall Tree of Life, to the exhibition on architecture's favorite consumable (that's coffee), and all the national pavilions in between, the things you need to see are here. Whether you're planning to visit the Expo and want a quick and dirty way to ensure you've covered the highlights, or whether you're simply hoping to live vicariously through the internet, this tour is for you.

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

  • Architects: Studio Arthur Casas, Atelier Marko Brajovic
  • 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

Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind

  • Architects: Daniel Libeskind
  • 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 © Hufton+Crow

Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo

Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga has shared a series of photos with us of Chile’s recently inaugurated pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Undurraga’s design for the pavilion was chosen from 21 projects submitted in a public competition held by the College of Architects and the Chilean Association of Architecture Offices (AOA) in 2013. Undurraga's pavilion follows a rich lineage of Chilean architecture created for World Expositions set by the historic iceberg created for the Seville Expo '92 and the gold medal winning Shanghai Expo pavilion from 2010

The pavilion aims to position Chile as a “food power” (potencia alimentaria), emphasizing the quality of its food and the vast markets that Chilean exports reach. The journey through the pavilion is complemented by audiovisual devices, ending with the Table of Chile where the visitor can taste and buy Chilean food products.

The Milan Expo opened on May 1st and will run until October 31, receiving an estimated 24 million people.

See images and visitor reactions of the Chilean pavilion after the break. 

Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga

USA Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects

  • Architects: Biber 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 © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • 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, Foster + Partners

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