jeudi 31 juillet 2014

The door of Expo 2015 Milano... EXPO GATE !

Expo Gate: Milan’s gateway to the Expo

Situated in the heart of Milan, Expo Gate introduces the public to Expo Milano 2015 and forms a bridge between the city and the Exhibition Site. From May 2014, Expo Gate is the stage on which Milan interprets the central theme of Expo Milano 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Open to residents and visitors, it offers a light and airy place to meet, learn and share ideas. The Expo Gate is created by Scandurra Studio and consists of two modular and transparent buildings with a light form, designed to have a minimal impact on the environment.

The location of Expo Gate is Via Beltrami, right in the historic center of Milan, with the Sforzesco Castle on one side – which was the site of the Universal Exposition of 1906 – and Via Dante on the other side, the street along which the flags of over 130 participating countries are displayed. This location symbolizes the role as a gateway between Milan and the Expo, in the same way as Milan has always been considered a bridge between Italy and the rest of the world.

The Expo Gate Shop...

Not only is it an information point where you can find full details of events and exhibitions, it also acts as the Expo Milano 2015 ticket office, where you can conveniently purchase tickets in advance. The Expo Gate is a place where new experiences are created. It hosts a rich and stimulating program of events, curated by Caroline Corbetta, that offers something for all age groups.

Expo Gate Information Desk

Expo Gate will open to the public on Saturday, May 10, 2014 with a huge party open to all. Throughout May, there will be a program of events entitled "Expo Gate Worksite.” Now that construction of the building has ended, a new, metaphorical construction site will be opened for the design and creation of its program of events, keeping you updated on the development of the Expo Milano 2015 Site.

Expo Gate is open daily from 10am to 8pm

Chile pavilion on Twitter... ahora !

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RAI Expo... an Expo app on Itunes...

Official app of RAI Expo, the structure created to tell the RAI Expo 2015 and its theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life."

Contains the best posts, videos, infographics, timeline and photo gallery posted on the site

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Kingdom of Bahrain pavilion project at Expo 2015 Milano

Bahrain Minister of Culture Participates in Expo Milan 2015 Preparatory Workshop

Traditional travelers, tourists interested in the challenges of nutrition, and lovers of art and good food: from May 1st to October 31st 2015, more than 20 million visitors, inspired by the most diverse interests, will be heading to Milan to discover opportunities and innovations offered by the theme “Feeding the planet. Energy for Life”. Bahrain’s Minister of Culture, H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, recently participated in the preparatory working sessions and primary workshops on Expo Milano 2015.

The Minister of Culture’s participation in these sessions included a field visit and an inspection of the site of the Bahrain pavilion, expected to be completed in March, 2015. H.E expressed her delight at the Kingdom’s participation in Expo Milano 2015, saying “We share with the world its greatest challenges, it’s our role as a Ministry of Culture to understand the issues and obstacles faced by others and contribute to finding sustainable humane solutions.” H.E also added saying “Today we have an effective food security contribution, a leading role in the one of the biggest events, along with 53 other countries. Thus, we share our local experience with others, which makes us more connected to the set of ideas proposed by each other, and will enable us to work together to make the world a better place.”

Preparatory working sessions for Expo Milan 2015 represent a detailed series of plans and schedules concerning the delegations’ current and future positions, follow up procedures, and steps to be taken to organize multiple accompanying events. The Expo will discuss issues related to nutrition and sustainable development, a point of reference for experts from around the world, where to study, how to resolve issues related to the environment and food security, and reduce the imbalance of energy and food resources around the world. Expo Milano 2015 is preparing to welcome 147 participant countries and international organizations, civil organizations, and companies, called to propose specific solutions to ensure every single person the right to a sufficient, healthy, and safe nutrition, to guarantee environmental, social, and economic sustainability of the food industry. The goal, and first great innovation, of Expo Milano 2015 is to prioritise not the material heritage of the Universal Exposition, but the intangible legacies, drawing guidelines to tackle the food challenges of the next millennium.

The national pavilions of Expo 2015 overlooking World Avenue are all “self-built” by their participants, skillfully interpreting the themes of food safety and sustainable development both from a scientific and technological point of view. As its aims to demonstrate, this Expo - dedicated to food safety, security and quality- is intended to stimulate the regional and national economies and showcase Italy's, and Milan's, outstanding qualities when it comes to food. The quality of the Italian cuisine is well known and appreciated all over the world. Italian food is loved because it is healthy; it is authentic, because Italians' passion for the quality and taste of food, their regional cuisine and produce, the country's biodiversity and the health of its people and animals are all part of the Italian culture of living well. Padiglione Italia will be conceived as an innovative, unprecedented, surprising and unique space, an Italian participation, which is designed to harmonize with the efforts of Expo Milano 2015 in addressing the complex and universal question of food, from an historical, cultural, anthropological, medical, technical, scientific, economic and ecological perspective.

History - Chile, at the Expo'70 Osaka

"Expanding the horizons of the Pacific" is the theme that shows the determination to turn Chile into the Pacific and expand its cultural and commercial relations with Asian nations.

Since the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Chile has participated in any event of this type.

However, evidence of his interest at EXPO 70, he was the first South American country to send its candidacy in Osaka and made ​​a series of postage stamps to commemorate the World Fair in Japan.

The Chilean pavilion was designed by Chilean architects Federico Guevara, Gonzalo Asenjo and Isaac Esquenazi. In collaboration with the consulting architect and engineers Hugo Ramon Hernandez and Raul Ramirez Undurraga. Its metal frame is covered with Chilean copper plates for the roof and steel side walls and is based on a lattice structure, extraordinarily bold.

Exceptionally highlighted this building reflects the fundamental qualities of the Chilean people: simplicity, elegance and moderation. These traits of the Chilean discernible in everyday life are revealed also in the rational use of resources and breadth of knowledge.

This pavilion is located across from the Square Friday. At the entrance, a "Moai" of volcanic rock, from the island of Easter, symbolizes the presence of Chile in the Pacific. The interior offers an image of the country in its geographical, cultural, industrial, institutional and human resources, through processes audio-visual documentaries, which are presented so that the visitor is immersed in an oasis of quiet rest.

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.

Kuwait pavilion at Expo 2015 Milano

Theme "Challenge of Nature"

The Concept

The water, agriculture and energy are the biggest challenges that Kuwait is facing to ensure a better quality of life aligned with sustainability. Drinking water is a vital resource for this Country, being located at the junction between the Arabian Peninsula and Asia, with its geographical and environmental conditions that are characterized by arid soil and climate. In 1953, Kuwait built the first desalination plant in the world based on multi-stage flash (MSF) technology and now has seven plants producing 1.85 billion liters of water a day. The treatment plant at Sulaibiyah on the other hand, purifies 600,000 cubic meters of waste water, per day.

Agriculture is being developed mainly in three regions, focusing on the cultivation of palms and potatoes. Also, through the promotion of educational campaigns and other initiatives of various kinds, Kuwait is heavily involved in the field of food education. For its Energy, the third challenge, the Country is engaged in the pursuit of natural oil substitutes (solar and wind). Participation at Expo Milano 2015 provides an opportunity to acquaint visitors with the 2,790 square-meter pavilion, with both its big projects in these three areas and the results achieved through humanitarian contributions and international cooperation in transport, agriculture, water, irrigation, telecommunications, education and health.

The Pavilion Architecture

The development and implementation of the concept by Italo Rota was assigned by Nussli to Progetto Cmr founded by Massimo Roj. The pavilion offers a fascinating view of the territory of Kuwait, its culture, its human and natural resources in a State born from a desert where it has been able to create its own wealth. It is the desert that welcomes visitors, who after a long promenade arrive at the event area where they are immersed in landscapes recreated by 360 degree projection.

From the canyon where the water plays with the rocks, you arrive in the heart of the pavilion, a huge glass model which recounts the history of the area, taking visitors on a tour inside its "small fortress" (this is the meaning of the Arabic word from which Kuwait takes its name), from the different types of desert to the sea that washes the shores. Its highly scenic elements embody principles of recouping and saving natural energies. Surrounded by hydroponics outside (tomatoes, strawberries, salads), the largest space, used for dining and refreshment, is colored by the typical elements of the Arab souk and by a large central fire, allowing visitors to relax and enjoy the flavors of the Middle East.

Zero ansd Steel Hall Expo Centre

The Pavilion Zero will be the port of Expo 2015 Ten thousand meters west entrance, where it waits for 70% of arrivals. He cared Davide Rampello, who will interpret the theme "Feeding the Planet" through the history of food, which coincides with that of evolution: "It is through the search for food that man has begun to create behaviors, tools, languages symbols and the city, "he says.
The pavilion, designed by Michele De Lucchi, is made up of wooden cones 20 to 26 feet tall and will be the only one that will remain open at night.

Will tell the story of evolution as history of food culture through a strong dramatization. Absent digitization, everything will be based on empathy between the visitor and objects made, which show the quality of Italian craftsmanship still exists. In the construction of the objects are in fact involved dozens of carpenters, blacksmiths, carpenters and painters are called to work on both traditional and synthetic materials.

The pavilion is a path in twelve caves, or rooms, plus a final devoted to five stories of good dietary practices. Start with a giant Archives of the memory of 23 meters to 50, facade walnut and beech wood and drawers made ​​of wood paneling and inspired by the systems of artificial memory of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

On the back of this facade is projected history of the first arts: hunting, fishing, farming and ranching. Then, a tree of the knowledge of 24 meters which penetrates the ceiling directed towards the culture of the plant room, a huge archive of spices. So you go farming, a giant Noah's Ark with fifty animals in polystyrene and resin in scale 1: 1.

The development tool allows the first plowing, which determine the emergence of geometric spaces, stone walls, private property and the city. That of receptacles is rather the only room with authentic archaeological material: fifty bottles and jars even thousands of years before Christ.

The season begins with the modernity of the room dedicated all'industrialesimo, then you get into a bag of food worldwide, with a large screen on the back of which there is room dell'iperconsumo food: here, on a floor covered with synthetic waste, will be projected film sequences (with the large face of Alberto Sordi eating spaghetti in "An American in Rome").
From a slit traguarderanno misfortunes, one of which is the social cost caused by a billion and 700,000 obese people. You end up with the cultivated nature and respectful of the Earth, as the image of a future of hope.

2,000 tons of steel will form the supporting structures of Expo Centre and Pavilion Zero, buildings located at the west end of the Expo 2015, at the start of the decumanus.

Zero pavilion will be built on an area of ​​7,500 square meters, with a rectangular plan 124x60 me a maximum height of 26 m, his twin Expo Centre will be built on an area of ​​8,700 square meters with a plan dimension of 165x52 m and a height of up to 32 m.

Both buildings are characterized by a corrugated cover, similar to a succession of hilly landscapes; each hill is supported by 16 steel trusses, in their turn consist of rolled profiles open tubular and of variable size in function of the light. Steel also the support columns of the trusses: the outer pillars, arranged at variable distances of between 3 and 12 m, are constituted by pairs of UPN profiles calastrellati and from HEB profiles (the latter only for the Expo Centre), too 'they calastrellati; the interior columns are made up of tubular circular ф 355.6 x 20 mm, in addition to large deck inside the Expo Centre of 1000 square meters which will also include all grandstands steel Auditorium.

Once finished, the Pavilion will host 10 0 conceptual areas that will introduce the visitor to the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," while Expo Centre will host the Open Plaza (area for events held outdoors), an auditorium, conference rooms, offices , storerooms and service rooms for the activities in the program.

mardi 29 juillet 2014

Remember MALAYSIAN pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai

The pavilion consists of two sloping roofs as a "wooden ship" offshore. Carcass cross the tip of the roof is the special mark of Malaysian buildings.

The lift is designed as visiting the skyscraper "Petronas Towers" in Kuala Lumpur. Visitors can feel the charm of world heritage as the city of Pulau Pinang and Malacca, know the joyful life of Malaysian families and enjoy the art and manufacture.

- The outer wall of the pavilion, which is inspired by the traditional printing and dyeing Malaysian, is covered with decorative designs of butterflies, flowers, birds and geometric figures.

- Visitors can play mini golf and games room to feel traditional Malaysian Malaysian urban life.

lundi 28 juillet 2014

Azerbaijan pavilion... 3D rendering on Youtube

Expo 2015: Padiglione Azerbaigian, Azerbaijan Pavilion, Azerbaïdjan pavillon, Azerbaiyán Pabellón

Azerbaijan pavilion... ...on Facebook of course !

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.

Visit the Angola's pavilion... the project...

While waiting more informations about the architecture... some 3D shots of Angola's pavilion !