mercredi 30 juillet 2014

Expo 2015 Milano : Kuwait Pavilion

The small Arab state will officially break ground to start construction for the 2 790 square meter Kuwait Pavilion on the Milan Expo site in June 2014.

‘We are eager to share our experience involved in best practises based on the application of energy in order to explore non conventional food production and leave a more fertile land to future generations’ said His Excellence Salah Mansour Al-Mubaraki, the Kuwaiti Commissioner General for Expo 2015 at the press conference in Milan last week.

‘We see the 2015 Expo as an opportunity to strengthen ties between Italy and Kuwait, in fact we have chosen a team of Italian architects to design the Kuwait Pavilion’, continues Al-Mubaraki.

Nussli Italia has been selected for the construction of the building, they will be working along side the Studio Italo Rota for the design of the Kuwait Pavilion. Nussli are no newcomers to the industry, with branches worldwide, the company specializes in temporary constructions for fairs, stadiums, and Expo’s. The group was responsible for the design and construction of the German, Liechtenstein, Swiss and Venice pavilions at Expo Shanghai in 2010 and will be working on other pavilions at the Milan event in 2015.

The Kuwait pavilion for Expo Milan is to represent the extraordinary mixture of cultures and tradition with contemporary and scientific aspect that form the base of Kuwaiti culture today. 
The basic design will resemble the sails of a Dhow, a traditional wooden boat that still today is used in the Arabian Gulf. Emanuele Rossetti, GM of Nussli Italia recently explained ‘we wanted the architecture to reflect the Kuwaiti contribution to Expo Milan, the pavilion offers a rich and entertaining experience to visitors who are invited to discover how new life can be generated by combining different natural elements’.

The Kuwait pavilion experience is divided into three distinct sections: firstly the presentation of the territory and climate, secondly how education and research are able to change these complex conditions into a hospitable and fertile habitat, and lastly visitors can experience to the warm and dynamic culture of the small Arab state first hand. 
Rossetti confirms that the total investment should be around €20 to €25 million. Once up and running around three hundred people, mostly Italian, will be working inside the space.

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