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.
As expected — bearing in mind last year's expo — the UK pavilion strikes again, perfectly merging art, engineering and architecture. Very conceptual, the beehive is in fact a thoroughly executed installation of 169,300 metal pieces, lights and sounds, complemented by the strong emotions of the visitors. - LG
In the middle of the expo, Austria invites you to charge your batteries and breathe fresh air in their miniature forest (with temperature being approximately 6 degrees less than the general one). A bubble of oxygen in the warm and polluted city of Milan, this is one of the few pavilions that one can experience with his/her senses. - LG
By merging architecture and scenography, the Brazilian pavilion creates the most dynamic and playful “plaza.” The rigid metal grid and the sinuous path acts as an attractor that arouses continuous curiosity. - LG
Norman Foster designed an impeccable scenography based on the strong contrast between light and shadow. Two giant textured walls (12m high) define a playful, but precise pathway which guides visitors towards a gold metal auditorium. It is one of the few pavilions which was designed with the intent to continue its life even after Expo’s finishes. Hosts, dressed in their black & white traditional clothes, also contribute to the visual impact of the scene. - LG
With the simple theme “We are what we eat,” the Korean pavilion is one of the most introspective pavilions. The design was inspired by traditional porcelain pot (the “moon jar”) and has a delicate simplicity of curves and subtle accents which define the overall shape of the pavilion. - LG
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