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Posts tagged as 'World Expo Milano 2015'

Mon 17.8.

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress, photo: courtesy of UKTI

UK Pavilion by Wolfgang Buttress, photo: courtesy of UKTI

The 2015 Milan Expo brings together 145 participating nations under the theme “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life” from May – October 2015. The UK Pavilion highlights the decline of the world’s bee population focussing attention on the importance of pollination for food production. Visitors meander through an orchard, discover a wildflower meadow and enter ‘the Hive’, a sculpture which glows and hums, simulating conditions in a real beehive. The Pavilion reinterprets apiarian ecology as an immersive multisensory experience – a beautiful and profound encounter – leaving visitors with a lasting flavour of the British landscape.

 

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Mon 6.7.

Is There Life After Expo 2015?

Posted by Walter Phillips on 06.07.2015 - Tagged as: ,

A 14-metre-high 3D aluminium lattice cube representing a beehive stands at the heart of the UK’s pastoral Expo pavilion. It will be reinstated as an artwork in the UK after the event; photo Hufton + Crow / courtesy of UKTI

A 14-metre-high 3D aluminium lattice cube representing a beehive stands at the heart of the UK’s pastoral Expo pavilion. It will be reinstated as an artwork in the UK after the event; photo Hufton + Crow / courtesy of UKTI

The five-yearly international big-top fair that is Expo is currently drawing vast crowds to its 2015 Milan edition. Given its sustainability theme, just how sustainable are its temporary architectural offerings? (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Milan, Italy–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

Milan, Italy–Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, 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 with graphic design by Han Jiaying

The concept for the Vanke Pavilion incorporates three ideas drawn from Chinese culture related to food: the shi-tang, a traditional Chinese dining hall; the landscape, the fundamental element to life; and the dragon, which is metaphorically related to farming and sustenance. All three of these concepts are incorporated in the Vanke Pavilion’s exhibition, architecture and program.

 

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The rectangular Ecuador Pavilion designed by Bilbao firm Zorrozua y Asociados looks like it is wrapped in woven fabric from a distance. It is actually made out of metallic curtains produced by Spanish company KriskaDECOR

The rectangular Ecuador Pavilion designed by Bilbao firm Zorrozua y Asociados looks like it is wrapped in woven fabric from a distance. It is actually made out of metallic curtains produced by Spanish company KriskaDECOR

The go-to Spanish manufacturer of high-end, space-shaping mesh curtains has turned the Ecuadorean Pavilion at Milan’s Expo 2015 into a must-visit destination. (by Giovanna Dunmall)

 

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Tue 5.5.

Extremis represents Belgium at World Expo Milan

Posted by Walter Phillips on 05.05.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

The Belgian pavilion under construction at World Expo Milano 2015

The Belgian pavilion under construction at World Expo Milano 2015

The Belgian pavilion translates the theme of World Expo Milano 2015, ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, in both architecture and scenography, as well as the decoration inside and out.

 

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