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A Guided Tour Of The 2015 Milan Expo

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.

© Evan Rawn © Evan Rawn © Min Keun Park © Hufton+Crow + 38

Our tour starts at the Expo's South Entrance, on the center-left of the map below, and follows round the two key axes, the Cardo and the Decumano, to the left, eventually ending at the Slovenia pavilion close to where it began.

Map showing our route starting at the South Entrance (center left of the image). Click to view full size. Image via Milan Expo Website with additional annotations by ArchDaily
Map showing our route starting at the South Entrance (center left of the image). Click to view full size. Image via Milan Expo Website with additional annotations by ArchDaily

1. View of the "Cardo," looking toward the Tree of Life from the South Entrance

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park

2. View of the Decumano

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park

3. The UK Pavilion / Wolfgang Buttress

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

Padiglione Regno Unito / British Pavilion #Expo2015 Ph D. Mascolo

A photo posted by Expo 2015 Milano (@expo2015milano) on

4. UAE Pavilion / Foster + Partners

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

5. The Coffee Cluster, one of eight pavilions themed around a specific food type

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

6. Vietnam Pavilion / Vo Trong Nghia

7. Pavilion Zero, one of the Expo's five thematic areas. Pavilion Zero is intended as an introduction to the theme of the Expo and the Expo grounds.

Mountain range media centre

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8. Ireland Pavilion

Ireland Pavilion, Expo 2015, Milan, Italy #Expo2015 #Ireland #WorldsFair #architecture

A photo posted by ExpoMuseum.com (@expomuseum) on

9. Bahrain Pavilion / Anne Holtrop + Anouk Vogel

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park

10. Brazil Pavilion / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park
© Raphael Azevedo França
© Raphael Azevedo França
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

#ArchDaily #architecture #YourArchDaily @archdaily @expo2015milano #Expo2015 #ExpoVoices

A video posted by Luis Martín Medina (@martin_medina) on

11. South Korea Pavilion

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

12. Malaysia Pavilion

Malaysian space eggs!

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13. Thailand Pavilion

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

14. Uruguay Pavilion

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

15. China Pavilion / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

#ArchDaily #architecture #YourArchDaily @archdaily @expo2015milano #Expo2015 #ExpoVoices

A video posted by Luis Martín Medina (@martin_medina) on

16. Colombia Pavilion

Colombia Pavilion, Expo 2015, Milan, Italy #Expo2015 #Colombia #WorldsFair #architecture

A photo posted by ExpoMuseum.com (@expomuseum) on

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

17. France Pavilion / X-TU

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

18. View along the green wall of the Israel Pavilion to the Palazzo Italia

19. Palazzo Italia / Nemesis & Partners

#ArchDaily #architecture #YourArchDaily @archdaily @expo2015milano #Expo2015 #ExpoVoices #italy

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20. The Tree Of Life / Marco Balich

#alberodellavita#expo2015#milano#treeoflife#padiglioneitalia#flowers#italy

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21. Vanke Pavilion / Daniel Libeskind

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© Hufton+Crow

#follow #me #iphone5 #instragram #expo2015 #maggio2015 #milano #solocosebelle #sole #foto #pic

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22. View of the Vanke Pavilion with the Tree of Life in the background

23. Ecuador Pavilion

Padiglione Ecuador / Ecuador Pavilion #Expo2015 Repost @sara_bustan

A photo posted by Expo 2015 Milano (@expo2015milano) on

24. Kuwait Pavilion / Italo Rota

#kuwait #expo2015 #expo #expomilano2015

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25. USA Pavilion / Biber Architects

© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

26. Japan Pavilion

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

27. Slovakia Pavilion / Karol Kállay

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

Padiglione Slovacchia / Slovakia Pavilion #Expo2015 Repost @robyvalens

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28. Russia Pavilion / speech

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

29. Estonia Pavilion / Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

30. Slow Food Pavilion / Herzog & de Meuron

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park

31. Chile Pavilion / Cristián Undurraga

Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga
Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga

© Min Keun Park
© Min Keun Park
Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga
Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga

32. Austria Pavilion / team.breathe.austria

© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn
© Evan Rawn

Breathe 🌳🍀 #expo2015 #expo

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33. Slovenia Pavilion / SoNo Arhitekti

Expo Slovenia on Twitter

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Rory Stott
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Cite: Rory Stott. "A Guided Tour Of The 2015 Milan Expo" 08 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/628928/a-guided-tour-of-the-2015-milan-expo/> ISSN 0719-8884
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