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Jacques Herzog, Masterplanner of the Milan 2015 Expo, Thinks it will be a "Vanity Fair"

Jacques Herzog, Masterplanner of the Milan 2015 Expo, Thinks it will be a "Vanity Fair"
Jacques Herzog, Masterplanner of the Milan 2015 Expo, Thinks it will be a "Vanity Fair", The masterplan for the Expo produced by Herzog & de Meuron in 2009. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron
The masterplan for the Expo produced by Herzog & de Meuron in 2009. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

It seems Jacques Herzog is not particularly excited about the opening of the 2015 Expo in Milan later this year. In an interview with uncube magazine Herzog - one half of Herzog & de Meuron, the Expo's masterplanners - explains why they left the project in 2011, along with collaborators Stefano Boeri, William McDonough and Ricky Burdett. In their absence, he says, the Expo will now feature their plan "only as an urbanistic and formal pattern, not as an intellectual concept," and their plan to transform the event into "a radically new vision for a world exhibition" has been twisted so that the Expo "will be the same kind of vanity fair that we’ve seen in the past." Read the full interview here.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Jacques Herzog, Masterplanner of the Milan 2015 Expo, Thinks it will be a "Vanity Fair"" 30 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/614360/jacques-herzog-masterplanner-of-the-milan-2015-expo-thinks-it-will-be-a-vanity-fair/> ISSN 0719-8884
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The masterplan for the Expo produced by Herzog & de Meuron in 2009. Image Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

雅克·赫尔佐格, 2014米兰世博会总规划师, 认为世博会将成为一个“名利场”