jeudi 27 février 2014

Pavilion of Estonia - Gallery of Eesti... Video

The Republic of Estonia has chosen the concept "Landscape on a Plate" to interpret the theme of the Universal Exposition, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.
The Estonia Pavilion will cover an area of approximately 1,000 square metres and provide its visitors with an experience strongly oriented to sustainability and appropriate use of technology. At least 50% of the materials used to build the pavilion will be recyclable.

mardi 25 février 2014

Estonian Pavilion... in a few words, in a few pics...

Estonia Theme "Landscape on a Plate"

The Baltic republic has signed the participation agreement for Expo 2015 and introduced its green and technological pavilion.

Estonia, the landscape on a plateUnspoilt nature, biological food, creativity, sustainable use of energy and know how in the most traditional sectors such as the most innovative. These are the strengths of the project that the Republic of Estonia introduced on the occasion of the signature of the participation agreement for Expo Milan 2015. The Baltic republic was the 95th Country to undersign the document that was signed by the Sole Commissioner of the Government for Expo Milan 2015, Giuseppe Sala, and by the General Commissioner of the Country Ahti Kuningas, Vice General Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communication and responsible for the development of the Pavilion.

The Pavilion of Estonia, named The Gallery of, will be developed in a surface of almost 1,000 square metres and will propose to the visitors an experience strongly focused on sustainability and use of technologies. At least 50% of the materials used will be recyclable. The visitors can try the good quality of Estonian biological foods and at the same time see the images of free animals in the nature, thanks to live streaming webcams. In addition, they will have the chance to share impressions and emotions through Skype and via social media through technologies present in the pavilion, in order to create a more personal opinion about Estonia. Then there will be seesaws available for children and adults, in order that the Estonian space results to be suitable for families. The pavilion will host concerts, fashion and cultural events such as the exposition of the young artist Triin Veersalu.

The Republic of Estonia has chosen as concept Landscape on a Plate to interpret the topic of the Universal Exposition Feed the planet. Energy for Life. Three the guidelines to develop the project. First of all diversity and uniqueness of the Estonian natural landscape and its food culture based on fresh and biological ingredients. Then avant-garde in new technologies and in using energy. Finally a manifold character of the historical and cultural heritage of the Country.

«In our space inside Expo Milan 2015 we will introduce Estonia like a young Country of Northern Europe, rapidly developing, where you can find unspoilt nature, biological foods and expertise both in traditional and the most innovative sectors, including IT development», said the Estonian General Commissioner Ahti Kuningas. «We have mainly structured the pavilion in order that nobody shall queue at the entrance, actually it is opened on three sides to allow everyone to follow their favourite route to discover the expository space», he added.

In addition it is a sustainable ‘green’ project, since the wood components, according to the concept, can be later individually or in block disassembled and then used again in Estonia, for instance, to build seesaws in the recreation grounds for children.

vendredi 21 février 2014

Pavilion of Monaco... in Milano

Theme "Excellence and Solidarity – A New Look at Feeding the Planet"

The Concept

The Principality of Monaco has organized its participation at Expo Milan 2015 around the themes of solidarity and sharing, to show how prosperity gained through the centuries can be used as an incentive to promote the values ​​of solidarity, environmental protection and the growth of a green economy.

The exhibition focuses on three main themes, namely: cooperation, with several examples of projects developed to help other countries to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals of the UN; governance, with support of companies that develop innovation in the food industry and the Monaco Blue Initiative, a think-tank of scientists and industrialists that safeguards protected marine areas; education, proposing stimulating and lively educational policies, such as a joint awareness campaign with the WWF, which has proclaimed the Principality of Monaco the first country "without blue fin tuna."

Its message is one of sustainability, aligned with Monaco’s culinary culture, which successfully brings together the Mediterranean charms of nearby Italy and France, and the ideas of great chefs and popular tradition.

The design of the Pavilion

The exhibition space of the Principality of Monaco, which covers a total area of 1,010 square meters, is a project by Italian architect Enrico Pollini and presents itself as a space that invites visitors in from many different access points, reflecting the opportunities of ecology, recycling and reuse.

A large number of freight containers are used as part of the architecture, to remind us of the role of exchange represented by the Principality of Monaco, and finding opportunities for creative salvage. On the wooden roof, and similar to emergency curtains, is a compound of sphagnum, a light, permeable peat moss that allows the cultivation of Mediterranean crops. There are vertical gardens and a system for collecting rainwater. The interior design, managed by the German agency Facts and Fiction, will draw visitors into a free-flow tour to explore a variety of topics that raise awareness, as proposed by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the Oceanographic Institute. At the end of 2015, the structure will be dismantled and sent to an aid project of the Red Cross in Burkina Faso.

dimanche 16 février 2014

American Food 2.0 - USA pavilion... the Website

From May 1 to October 31, 2015, the United States of America will join in welcoming some 20 million visitors to Expo Milano 2015. For the first time in the 160-year history of world’s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano will be food: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” This theme will unite 140-plus countries into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet.
Expo Milano 2015 is the world’s largest stage to foster dialogue, aggregate ideas, and showcase innovations in food, sustainability, science, industry, economics, entrepreneurship and other aspects at the core of American culture.
Learn more about the theme: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”

vendredi 14 février 2014

Czech Republic pavilion... Project !

Many projects... only one choice !

Studio 80 - Czech Diamond :

Nüssli -Czech Shire :

 Mangiavacchi Pedercini - Wooden Frame :

Pico - Hop Garden :

Koma - Czech Pool :

DTD - The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart :

MIBA - Laboratory of Nature :

ARTEO - Carpentry Work :

jeudi 6 février 2014

Qatar pavilion... Expo 2015 Milano

Theme "Seeding Sustainability Innovative Solutions for Food Sustainability"

The Concept

Qatar is a desert country, made up of long stretches of sand and dunes, whose inhabitants have always sought creative ways to address the challenges of a lack of food and water. For its water supply, the country has invested in the desalination of sea water, while its food supply has relied almost exclusively on imports.

At Expo Milano 2015 Qatar wants to show its commitment to safe, healthy and convenient food. From its greenhouses to the table, from scientific laboratories to sport, the country is committed to seeding sustainability, or to achieve a healthy, safe and convenient, through solutions that are socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. Qatar is committed to building a culture of "healthy living" through the promotion of sports and scientific research for the responsible management of water and precious resources of its land.

The Qatar Pavilion showcases the latest technologies in a holistic, interactive and informative experience: it creates an oasis of innovation, invention, energy, industry and green technologies.

While waiting the 2015 project, here's the Qatar pavilion at Expo 2012 Yeosu

mardi 4 février 2014

Monaco unveils its Pavilion

Feeding the Planet: that's the theme of Expo Milan 2015. Monaco has chosen to approach this subject from a humanitarian point of view, with a Pavilion of more than 1,000 m2, situated between the Pavilions of Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Architect Enrico Pollini has designed a structure made of containers, with a sloping "green roof." The structure will then be exported to Burkina Faso for use by the Red Cross.

dimanche 2 février 2014

Slovenia preparing for the EXPO Milano 2015 world exhibition

Slovenia will be presented at the EXPO Milano 2015, to which 141 countries from all around the world have applied, with its own exhibition area. SPIRIT Slovenia, Public Agency, will take care of the implementation of the Slovenian appearance in cooperation with various ministries. The main theme will be green, healthy and active Slovenia in connection with tourism and the I Feel Slovenia trademark.

The World Expo has been organized every five years since 1851 when the first such event was hosted in London by Queen Victoria. The EXPO has never been so close to Slovenia, who signed a participation agreement within the framework of an official visit of Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek last year. In the exhibition area, which is one million square meters in size, Slovenia has successfully guaranteed an independent pavilion in an excellent location.

The focus of the first EXPO, entitled `Industry for All Nations` was completely different than today. The new EXPO Milano 2015, which will open its doors on 1 May 2015, has the slogan `Food for the Planet, Energy for Life`. This not only addresses the question of food, but other subthemes as well, such as sustainability, ecology, green innovations and healthy lifestyles. The purpose of the exhibition in Milano is to educate the public and to explore the bridging of problems of the modern world.

Organisers expect around 20 million visitors, 15 million of which will be Italians; in other words, every fourth Italian inhabitant will visit the EXPO in Milan. This is the first such event in Italy since the Winter Olympic Games in Torino in 2006; moreover, it is also a key economic event for Slovenia, since the neighbouring Italy is its second most important partner for export trade. The Italian market is of key importance for Slovenia also from the point of view of tourism, since Italians generated the most arrivals and overnight stays in Slovenia last year.

A result of the importance of EXPO for a country is most clearly visible in the Eiffel Tower that was constructed in Paris in 1889. Even though the inhabitants of Paris initially weren`t excited about the `pile of metal`, they even wanted to demolish it, the tower remained along the Seine and is now considered one of the biggest attractions in the world.

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Launch of Expo 2015 UAE pavilion... the Video !

samedi 1 février 2014

Swiss Pavilion for Expo 2015... the first !

Ever punctual and precise, the Swiss were characteristically first to join Expo 2015, and were first to present a model of their planned construction last May: Confooderatio Helvetica.

The pavilion, built on an area of 4,443 square meters, will consist of 5 towers filled with food products, of which visitors can help themselves to. As the food in the towers deplete, the structure of the towers will be affected, and since the stocks will not be replensihed, it provides a high-impact visualisation of how we consume and the effect it has on others; the more we take, the less others have.

The project, designed by Netwerch GmBH of Brugg, was recognised with an award for “innovative architectural solutions, and impressive interpretation of the theme of the exhibition.”

The space, which is to be located near the Italian pavilion, will also include a courtyard for shops, restaurants and a stage.

Innovative architectural solutions and impressive interpretation of the theme of the exhibition.
The jury