|Mockup design for Korean Pavilion at 2015 Milano Expo: aerial view (left)|
The Korean pavilion
Korea’s pavilion will be constructed with an architectural theme based on the shape of a Moon jar, a traditional pottery vessel that takes the shape of a full moon. In the past, pottery in Korea was transformed from simple ceramic grain bowls into beautiful celadons and porcelain vessels. These traditional containers represent the Republic of Korea’s theme for Expo Milano 2015.
Interestingly, the main artifacts that will be on display here are identical to the items shown at the Chicago Exposition in 1893, at which Korea was entered for the first time as an official state member. Through observing the diverse objects on display and taking advantage of the variety of experiential programs offered, visitors to the Korean Pavilion are guaranteed to be entertained and enlightened. The organizing committee is now in full swing for preparing this fun and eye-opening pavilion!
|Mockup design for Korean Pavilion at 2015 Milano Expo: front view (right)|
If Moon jars are a projection of Korean architecture, then this exhibit’s display will show the characteristic Korean system of fermenting and preserving food using this traditional form of pottery. The large display of pottery in the exhibit rooms will let people see, taste, and touch the process of food fermentation, and situated above the more than 360 pottery pieces packed into the rooms will be screens displaying stunning media art. Visitors can discover the what, how, and how much of traditional Korean food culture, as well as ponder the future of the Earth’s food supply and how Korean food will play a big part in it.
|Photo: Onggi, the major theme object of Korean pavilion (left) / Moon Jar Pottery (right)|
(courtesy of the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea)
|Floor plan of Korea Pavilion.|
|Media façade using onggi (Korean traditional earthenware)|
|Prospective plan of Rotunda designs.|
|Korean restaurant located on the ground floor.|
The Korean Pavilion, taking up a site area of 3,990 square meters, is expected to play a significant role in introducing diverse culinary practices and providing solutions for future alternative food sources. This is 9th largest exhibition venue among 140 other participating countries, meaning Korea will be a core member that not only shares the country’s cultural traditions, but also unveils Korean secrets for a healthier and safer gastronomic culture, one that is rooted deep in the nation.
In addition, this event will allow for the exploration of ways to further enhance their relevance in both the present and the future of human society, utilizing highly advanced science and technology in the fields of food, environment, and human physiology.