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Milan Expo 2015: Austria's Winning Pavilion to Simulate Native Climate

Milan Expo 2015: Austria's Winning Pavilion to Simulate Native Climate
Milan Expo 2015: Austria's Winning Pavilion to Simulate Native Climate , Exterior View. Image Courtesy of team.breathe.austria
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of team.breathe.austria

The winning design for the Austrian pavilion of the 2015 Milan Expo has been announced. Following the Expo’s theme of “Energy for Life,” team.breathe.austria's winning proposal focuses on social change for environmental protection. The enclosed, rectangular pavilion will be planted with an abundance of native Austrian vegetation. Titled “breathe,” the project will produce enough oxygen to sustain 18,000 people by the hour and advocates for a healthier bond between the urban and natural environment.

This walled garden space will, with certain technical adjustments, create an Austrian microclimate at the Exposition. The interior will be cooled by the evapo-transpiration of the plants, and air-exchange will be partially facilitated by the foliage’s production of oxygen. As the architects state, “The result that is achieved differs significantly on a number of sensory levels from the air and climate in Milan and can thus actually be felt by visitors.” Electricity for the pavilion will come entirely from an attached photovoltaic system.

Pavilion Courtyard. Image Courtesy of team.breathe.austria
Pavilion Courtyard. Image Courtesy of team.breathe.austria
Plans
Plans

The 2015 Milan Expo will run from May 1st to October 21st. You can view more of the planned pavilions here.

  • Competition

    Expo Milano 2015: Austrian Pavilion
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Klaus K. Loenhart
  • Design Team

    Markus Jeschaunig, Karlheinz Boiger, Andreas Goritschnig, Bernhard König, Anna Resch, Lisa Maria Enzenhofer
  • Exhibition Concept

    Maren Richter
  • Climate Design

    Transsolar Energietechnik, Munich-Wolfgang Kessling (Danube University Krems)
  • Vegetation Technology

    Bernhard Scharf (BOKU Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction/ IBLB)
  • Structure

    Engelsmann Peters Beratende Ingenieure, Stefan Peters (Graz University of Technology- Institute for Structural Design
  • Area

    560.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

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Cite: Connor Walker. "Milan Expo 2015: Austria's Winning Pavilion to Simulate Native Climate " 10 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/505120/milan-expo-2015-austria-s-winning-pavilion-to-simulate-native-climate/> ISSN 0719-8884
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