Czech Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 / CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Czech Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 / CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Chybik + Kristof have revealed their winning design for the Pavilion of the Czech Republic at the 2015 Milan Expo. Responding to the Expo's food theme, the pavilion is centered around the Czech Republic's unique relationship to water, featuring a public swimming pool at the center of the design and presenting the latest progress in nanotechnology for water purification.

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© Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

The clean, simple design also includes a restaurant and a small amphitheater on the ground floor, a second restaurant and exhibition spaces on the first floor, and a public green roof. The interiors of the pavilion are designed in collaboration with leading Czech artists, featuring work from Luke Rittstein, Jakub Nepras, Maxim Velcovsky, and Federico Diaz.

Czech Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 / CHYBIK + KRISTOF  - Facade
© Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

"The Czech pavilion offers something extra to the often tired visitors. It is up to the visitor, if he decides to rest in one of three restaurants in the pavilion or relax in the swimming pool," say the designers.

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© Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

In addition, the pool offers an opportunity to incorporate unusual marketing materials: instead of paper flyers which are usually discarded, visitors are offered flip-flops, a bathing suit and a towel printed with the pavilion's promotional materials. This will help the promotional materials live on after the Expo, as people re-use these gifts all over the world.

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Model Photo. Image © Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects

Developed in partnership with the company KOMA Modular s.r.o., the modular design also takes the closing of the Expo into account; the individual modules can be removed and transported back to the Czech Republic for reuse, and the leftover structure in Milan can be repurposed into a permanent public baths, a kindergarten, or other useful building.

Czech Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 / CHYBIK + KRISTOF  - Facade
© Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Krystof Foltyn, Pavel Hruza, Vojtech Kouril, Veronika Mikulkova, Radim Musil
  • Visualizations

    Miss3.cz
  • Implementation

    KOMA Modular s.r.o.
  • Client

    The Office of the Commissioner of participation of the Czech Republic at EXPO 2015
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Miss3 courtesy of Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects, Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects
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Cite: Rory Stott. "Czech Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 / CHYBIK + KRISTOF " 18 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/549396/milan-expo-2015-czech-pavilion-by-chybik-kristof-is-centered-around-a-swimming-pool> ISSN 0719-8884

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