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Germany Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER

09:00 - 5 June, 2015
Germany Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER, Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.
Courtesy of SCHMIDHUBER /+ Milla & Partner + Nüssli.

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the theme for Expo 2015. The German pavilion clearly orients itself to this leitmotif – under the “Fields of Ideas” motto. Germany reveals itself as a vibrant, fertile “landscape” filled with ideas on future human nutrition. The pavilion vividly illustrates just how important dealing respectfully with nature is to our ongoing food supply, while inviting visitors to take action themselves.

Inside the Spanish Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

06:00 - 2 June, 2015
Inside the Spanish Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, © Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre

Spanish photographers Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre and Adrià Goula have shared with us images of the Spanish pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Designed by B720 Fermín Vazquez Arquitectos, the pavilion represents the fusion between Spain’s traditional food and innovative gastronomy. This duality creates an attractive and flexible space, which incorporates an open, patio-like area with orange trees – another symbol of Spanish culture.

Slow Food Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Herzog & de Meuron

03:00 - 26 May, 2015
Slow Food Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Herzog & de Meuron, © Marco Jetti
© Marco Jetti

When we quit our involvement in the further implementation and physical realization of our masterplan for Expo Milan 2015 we would never have thought to come back to that site with a real project. As much as we were convinced that our masterplan would be a good platform for the radical re-invention of what a world exhibition could be in the 21st century, we understood that the organizers would not undertake the necessary steps to convince the participating nations to give up on their conventional indulging in self-contemplation instead of focusing on their specific contribution to agriculture and food production.

Gallery: The Top 5 Milan Expo Pavilions

13:00 - 19 May, 2015
Gallery: The Top 5 Milan Expo Pavilions, UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

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.

Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop

21:00 - 17 May, 2015
Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Anne Holtrop, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Archaeologies of Green, the pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Expo Milano 2015 is a poetic interpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of the country, which stems from the ancient civilization of Dilmun.

Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

03:00 - 15 May, 2015
Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH, © Alexey Naroditskiy
© Alexey Naroditskiy

Located on the EXPO’s main street Decumano, the Russian pavilion is a 3,260 square meter building. The structure virtually repeats the given plot of land with an elongated and rather narrow parallelepiped configuration, thrusting forward a dynamic cantilever over the main entrance to the pavilion.

Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

06:00 - 14 May, 2015
Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi, Courtesy of Nemesi
Courtesy of Nemesi

The design chosen for the Italy Pavilion is the result of an international design competition awarded by Expo 2015 SpA in May, 2013; among 68 participants Nemesi won the competition  with Proger and BMS for the engineering and with Prof. Eng. Livio De Santoli for the sustainability.

Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects

21:00 - 13 May, 2015
Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects, © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Due to the economy development in the world, people are becoming rich and the standard of living is improving. On the other hand the majority of the population is also suffering from wars and poverty and it is seen increasing with the economic and social development of the society. There is a major motive to feed seven billion people in our planet, in the current world human beings have been falling in the trap of technology, city life and technology have made human beings disconnected from nature which has further lead to the mental disorders of society. In particular there are many problems modern man is facing. People are deeply sunken to the Internet community which is threating their human spirit.

Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

06:00 - 12 May, 2015
Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti, Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti
Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti

The common thread in the exhibition manifests itself through a series of interactive and architectural elements throughout the pavilion.

Austria Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / team.breathe.austria

10:00 - 11 May, 2015
Austria Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / team.breathe.austria, © Daniele Madia
© Daniele Madia

Air as food and a catalyst for urban practices

In response to the theme of this year’s Milan EXPO, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the Austrian contribution breathe.austria draws our attention to an essential nutrient and one of our most precious resources: air. As fundamental components of the biosphere, air, climate and the atmosphere unite all living creatures on our planet. As such, air is both a source of sustenance and a natural asset.

Insider Glimpses Of The Milan Expo Site Hours Before It Officially Opened

05:00 - 11 May, 2015
Insider Glimpses Of The Milan Expo Site Hours Before It Officially Opened, © Delfino Sisto Legnani
© Delfino Sisto Legnani

Milan-based photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani recently spent time in the compound of the 2015 Milan Expo twenty four hours prior to the inauguration of the event, which officially opened at the start of this month. This unique insight, captured through his lens and preserved for posterity, shows the state of the site and pavilions just before the Italian military began their final safety and security checks. Cables, garbage and hazard tape is strewn across the pavilion entrances and public spaces, while lorries and white vans unload the last of the interiors.

A Guided Tour Of The 2015 Milan Expo

10:30 - 8 May, 2015
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.

Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic

14:00 - 7 May, 2015
Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015, commissioned by APEX-Brasil. We aimed to combine architecture and scenography in order to provide visitors with an experience that would transmit Brazilian values and the aspirations of its agriculture and livestock farming according to the theme “Feeding the world with solutions”. More than a temporary building, the sensorial immersion includes leisure, high technology information, interaction and learning.  

Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Libeskind

03:00 - 7 May, 2015
Vanke Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Studio Libeskind, © Hufton+Crow
© Hufton+Crow

Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind (New York/Milan/Zurich), the corporate pavilion for Vanke China will explore key issues related to the theme of the Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The interior exhibition design is led by Ralph Appelbaum Associates (NewYork/ London/Beijing/Berlin/Moscow) with graphic design by Han Jiaying (Beijing).

Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo

19:00 - 6 May, 2015
Cristián Undurraga Photographs His Pavilion for Chile at Milan Expo, Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga
Courtesy of Cristián Undurraga

Chilean architect Cristián Undurraga has shared a series of photos with us of Chile’s recently inaugurated pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015. Undurraga’s design for the pavilion was chosen from 21 projects submitted in a public competition held by the College of Architects and the Chilean Association of Architecture Offices (AOA) in 2013. Undurraga's pavilion follows a rich lineage of Chilean architecture created for World Expositions set by the historic iceberg created for the Seville Expo '92 and the gold medal winning Shanghai Expo pavilion from 2010.

USA Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects

12:00 - 6 May, 2015
USA Pavilion  - Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects, © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Defining an entire nation in a single building, especially one as complex and contradictory as the US, is a daunting task.
Expo Milano 2015 is themed “Feed the Planet, Energy for Life” – an entire Expo focused on the issues of global food security and the impacts of our personal food choices.

UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners

23:00 - 5 May, 2015
UAE Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli

The United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo opened today. Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form.

China Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc

12:00 - 5 May, 2015
China Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a “land of hope”, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.