lundi 28 juillet 2014

Azerbaijan... pavilion ?

"Protection of Organic Food and Biodiversity for Future Generations"

The Concept

Azerbaijan is strategically located in Caucasia between the North, South, East and West, and is one of Mankind’s oldest cultural sites, a crossroads for history, culture, biology, nature and ecology.
The awareness of its strategic location, cultural bridge between North and South, East and West, has inspired policies to protect the territory of this country, rich in natural, human and cultural resources.

Its individual interpretation of the theme of Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life is centered on thematic itineraries that aim to educate visitors on Azerbaijan as a great producer and exporter of organic, genuine and healthy products. It also seeks to promote the great historical and cultural traditions in the food industry and to introduce a new political vision focus on sustainable development, biodiversity and health for future generations.

The Pavilion Project
The Simmetrico Network project presents a very simple and modern architecture achieved with traditional materials like wood and stone, which combine innovatively with metal and glass.

The sides of the pavilion are created using highly flexible wood over an area measuring 887 square meters; the north side is more open to favor air ventilation and a micro climate. Its variety of spaces and forms looks to recreate an extensive climatic biodiversity and reflect cultural aspects of Azerbaijan. Visitors can explore its different features through the way in which the pavilion is built. It has three different biospheres; the first, a biosphere of geographical landscapes, as a crossroad between countries; the second, the nine geographic climatic zones of Azerbaijan, and the third, dedicated to traditional culture and innovation for generations to come.

The structure is built on three levels, each connected by escalators to three different biospheres, and on the upper level, is an elegant, light restaurant with a terrace. At the end of the exposition, and to highlight its care for the environment, the pavilion will be taken down mechanically and moved to Baku.

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