programme: Expo 2015 italian pavilion
location: Milan, Italy
client: Expo 2015
status: competition, ranked 9°
partners: A&U, Arkigrafo, Promedia, Eulero engineering
working team: C. Di Florido, M. Romani
The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life: starting from the theme itself, the project aimed to design the Palazzo Italia pavilion, as a building for offices, cornerstone and landmark of the future use of the entire area created for Expo 2015 . For the Palazzo Italia, the team tried to represent the relations between shape / structure / material, those between space / volume / perception, the integration or alternations of chromatics / transparency / depth: all of this, choosing the tree as a symbol of inexhaustible life. Adopted materials are those used in modern constructions, such as wood, steel and reinforced concrete but the overall assembling philosophy is totally new, aiming to explicit the structural strength of the pavilion.
Moreover, using innovative technologies allowed getting the maximum functionality and performance from each single assembled component. We chose to use the highest quality and durability materials for both the main structural components and the covering glass elements.
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