vendredi 31 octobre 2014

Thailand Pavilion 2015 - Nourishing and Delighting the World

A long movie about Thailand Expo for Milano 2015... very interesting and well made... many explanations...

Thailand is preparing something great !!

Kazakhstan in Milano 2015 ? we're impatient to learn more...

Theme "The Land of Opportunities"

The Concept

In Kazakhstan, the ancestral connection between man and the environment is rooted in its traditional nomadic culture, characterized by a strong understanding of the environment, from the rational use of land and natural resources, and the vision of food as a gift to be offered and shared with others. This unique bond can be traced in its many traditions and customs and is reflected in its distinctive motto "such a large Country, of which we know so little."

The Kazakh pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, occupying a total area of 2,396 square meters, aims to introduce visitors to the theme of protecting natural and agricultural resources, culture and the idea of sustainable development, which is where the Country is clearly headed.

The interpretations of this gallery of themes populate the suggested route to visitors following thematic areas: "Welcome to Kazakhstan " (where visitors will be greeted by an introductory video), "Wheat" (where, through a dynamic diorama with its recreated typical landscape of fields of wheat, one of the most important natural resources for the country), "The management of water resources" (which, thanks to two large panoramic screens will present the major rivers and lakes stressing the importance of protecting biodiversity and fishing), "Products of Kazakhstan" (presenting visitors with the most characteristic produce, especially milk and horse meat and apples), "Astana Expo 2017" (a preview of some of the projects that the Exposition will be held in Astana in three years’ time on the theme "Future Energy").

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Slovenia pavilion Website... and Facebook !

For the moment, no website dedicated only to the pavilion... but there's already many interesting informations on the architect's website. SoNo ARCHITECTS !!!

Expo 2015 Milano... and Albania pavilion

Theme "Our Food, Our Story, Our Mystery…"


With its participation at Expo Milano 2015, Albania is strongly committed to the ambitions of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” and to create partnerships that will promote Albania’s traditional cultural identity and develop its agriculture and organic farming, with new measures of production and trade. Albania will participate inside the Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster, offering to the international visitorss a great opportunity to experience its natural beauty and its cuisine, but also, the productivity and creativity of its regions, its history and particular products.

Given its geographical position and mild climate, the cuisine of Albania represents a fusion of Mediterranean, Balkan and European influences, offering high nutritional value and unique flavors. The cuisine of this ancient land is rich and various as its history. Its gastronomy can be nominally divided according to its northern, central and southern regions, each offering traditional specialties and each with their own folklore. In Albania, food means pleasure, culture, conviviality and hospitality, a sacred virtue in Albania. Albanians say “my house is the house of my guest” and hospitality has been always be related to the idea of food, hearth and house.

Agricultural practices have very real consequences for people's lives, tackling adverse impacts like food-borne illnesses, groundwater pollution and soil depletion. Albania’s Pavilion therefore serves as a space for dialogue and discussion on future development and growth, aligned with identifying new consumer needs and production processes, and building an international network for tourism and investment opportunities.

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jeudi 30 octobre 2014

More about the Pavillon Monaco... BIE Youtube

Hélène Ratti, BIE Paris and SE Sophie Thévenoux, Ambassador of Monaco in France.

With SE Sophie Thévenoux, Ambassador of Monaco in France anf Julien Cellario, Deputy Commissioner General of the Pavilion and CEO of Monaco InterExpo.

"Excellence and solidarity, feeding the world otherwise"

Julien Cellario,  Deputy Commissioner General Pavillon Monaco and CEO Monaco InterExpo.

Scale Model of Pavillon Monaco, by Tina Alloncle


Chelini - Firenze... a new partner for Monaco pavilion !


Molding a style
Reinterpreting antique flavors of design and philosophy, Chelini made a new box of style tuning to the present in a very eclectic way. Every collection constantly features something new and exuberant, within a contest in which elegance and class, personality and handcrafting, firmly stand for Florence artistic solidity. Production is managed in a very meticulous way so that each phase is entrusted-- depending on the specification-- to artisans, whose freshman talent, has been molded by Chelini into handcrafting authorities.

Versatility has two faces
When it comes to “Made-in- Italy” expectations are high, and Chelini delivers.
Every creation suits each environment magnificently, adding a touch of glam and impeccable taste. Versatility doesn’t apply only to style: The custom- made feature plays a key role, so that dimensions fit into any contest, splendidly. Due to handcrafting, each and every single Chelini’s item,
is absolutely unique.

Malaysian pavilion... working in progress...

Latest progression of the Glulam installation.
"The Seed is forming!" 

It's always great fun to follow the progress of this magnificent structure in the form of seed. It's both beautiful and original.

Pic courtesy Malaysia Pavilion - Expo Milano 2015

Pavilion of Slovenia... congratulations to SoNo Arhitekti !

Slovenian pavilion
One of the participants at the Expo 2015 Milano is also Slovenia.

These exhibitions vary in character and are held every 5 years in varying parts of the world. The main theme is "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".

The importance of the World Exhibition in Milan is even greater for Slovenia, because of its immediate vicinity. Italy is also the first in number of tourists in Slovenia, the second most important foreign trade partner of Slovenia and the third largest foreign investor in Slovenia. According to the organizers the world exhibition will host 20 million people, of which every fourth is Italian.

The idea for the Slovenian pavilion is based on the slogan "I FEEL SLOVENIA. Green. Active. Healthy". 

The common thread in the exhibition manifests itself through a series of interactive elements and architectural design through the pavilion.

Five prismatical structures, positioned on the geometrically and dynamically designed surface, whose shape is reminiscent of a cultivated field, represent Slovenian diverse geographical landscape and symbolize fundamental ideas of sustainable development.

SoNo Arhitekti’s design for the Slovenian Pavilion has been chosen to represent the country at the 2015 Milan Expo. One of 142 participants, Slovenia’s pavilion will be based on the slogan, “I FEEL SLOVENIA. Green. Active. Healthy.”

The common thread in the exhibition manifests itself through a series of interactive and architectural elements throughout the pavilion. As the architects describe, “Five prismatical structures, positioned on the geometrically and dynamically designed surface, whose shape is reminiscent of a cultivated field, will represent Slovenian diverse geographical landscape and symbolize fundamental ideas of sustainable development.”

Architecture SoNo arhitekti
Location Milan, Italy
Architects Edvard Blažko architect, Marko Volk architect, Nina Tešanović architect, Nejc Batistič architect, Samo Radinja architect, Matija Kocbek art director, Tomaž Bavdež landscape architect
Site Area 1910 m2
Nett Building Area 800 m2
Pic courtesy  SoNo arhitekti

History... remember Malaysia at Expo 2012 Yeosu

Here is the logo for Malaysia Pavilion. It employs 2 main elements - a stylised, 2-tone wave gives us immediately our "ocean" feel and is deliberately stylised to transition from blue to green, symbolising our harmonious connection between sea and land. It also flows and folds like a scarf would, alluding to the batik material Malaysia is so well known for.

Another element is the adorable icon, the mudskipper a creature that calls both the sea and the land its habitat that makes it a most suitable symbol for our Pavilion's own sea-land duality.

The Malaysia mascot for Expo 2012.

Given a "caricature-style" treatment, the mudskipper is transformed into a truly cute and appealing mascot, enhanced further by multi-coloured batik motifs. Say 'hi' to mudskipper.

Malaysia Pavilion will create a distinct impression from the onset. The front façade is designed to catch the eye from afar, strategically placed to "tap" the crowds and draw them to the Pavilion. Take a look at the Front Façade with its Giant Terengganu fishing boat (in progress) and what do you think about the design?

Malaysia stands proud as home to 77% of the world's coral ecosystems and as many as 612 coral species. Here in the Living Reef section at the very heart of our Pavilion, you can experience being at the bottom of a sea bed at the Aquatarium and watch various marine life swim by. In the section too, watch our Blue Ghost projection - a holographic presentation features a scuba diver who through the magic of Pepper Ghost technology, helps showcase local marine species, coral reef formations and provides basic species information. Here is part of The Living Reef section.

The sneak peek of Malaysia Pavilion Front Facade. The Jalur Gemilang and official logo represent Malaysia.

Pic Courtesy Malaysian pavilion Expo 2012 Yeosu

Expo Milano 2015: Belvedere in città 27/10/2014 #6 !!!

Working in progress: amazing aerial views of Expo2015 Milano World's Fair site by drone.

mercredi 29 octobre 2014

Slovenia pavilion... what about ?

Theme "I Feel Slovenia. Green. Active. Healthy"

The Concept

The vastness of its forest, the abundance of its lakes and streams, the charm of the sea and its coastlines, the wealth of its nature reserves, its variety of flora and fauna: during Expo Milano 2015, Slovenia looks to reflect the image of its outstanding natural beauty, ideal for an active and healthy life.

Its pavilion, which covers an exhibition area of ​​1,910 square meters, exemplifies the strong connection between a healthy environment and a healthy food produced locally, with methods that do not weigh on the ecosystem. Indeed, natural resources are the key to sustainable food and good quality of life.

Slovenia sets out to stimulate the visitor’s senses, offering a showcase of its culinary diversity. Although, in geographical terms, it is relatively small, the country has 24 gastronomic regions, and at Expo Milano 2015 visitors can sample wide array of delights for the palate, including wines. Vineyards are indeed a characteristic of a significant portion of the Slovenian territory.

Walking through the green areas, which are a key feature of the pavilion, visitors are reminded of its lush landscape and can take this opportunity to get to know Slovenia in all its glory.

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Official launch, Chile pavilion in La Vega... "EL AMOR DE CHILE"

President Michelle Bachelet heads the Chile Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 release
On October 15 it became known the Pavilion that will represent the country in Expo Milan 2015. The shed Chacareros of the Vega Central, where tenants contributed with their colorful products to build a great agricultural scenario that received the authorities of Government, employers and Union representatives was the chosen scenario.

With the arrival of the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, was given the go to the activity in which the attendees can meet through a video Pavilion of Chile from an architectural perspective and content, which was presented as "The love of Chile", name inspired by the poem by Raúl Zurita.
The activity was marked by speeches by President Michelle Bachelet, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz and the general Commissioner for Chile Expo Milan 2015, Lorenzo Constans; Besides counting with the presence of the Minister of agriculture, Carlos Furche, director of ProChile, Roberto Paiva and the Ambassador of Italy, Marco Ricci.

Notable quotes:

Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic.
"Today in the world, daily 8 million and half people drink a glass of Chilean fruit juice every day, and almost 17 million people drink a glass of Chilean wine, but we know that we have so much more to offer and that is precisely what will allow US to the Expo Milan: show the best of us, to the world".
"Now is the minute of advance in a decisive way so that our products, especially those small and medium-sized farmers, grow with much effort the necessary step to get to the first level and receive the recognition they deserve, and of course, there will be in May of next year, to join in this great Expo that we will allow show to Chile also in other dimensions."

Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
"What better way to do this release the Vega Central, with agricultural products, expressing the theme of love of Chile, which refers to the love that is involved in our beaches, our mountains, our glaciers, in our land. "The 2015 Milan Expo is a great showcase for a public private partnership based on what produces our land".
"Milan already that are laying radiata pine beams on purpose once they pass minimally 20 million people will know our Pavilion, is going to dismantle and bring our country back".

Carlos Furche, Minister of agriculture.
"The Expo Milan that begins in May of the next year is a huge opportunity to open a space to new products, new producers, to our peasant family farming, so that in the coming years we can multiply several times the value and the volume of our exports to the world. The theme of food is placed in the Centre of the international agenda and Chile is a reliable country, producing quality food and we must deepen this path."

Claudia Barattini, Minister of culture.
"It is nice how this cultural movement of rescue of our culinary tradition and also products that are original from Chile is brewing. The capacity of our chefs to rescue a tradition, revisiting it and innovating, is valued, because we must not forget that food is coexistence, through eating us bond between human beings".

Javiera Montes, Undersecretary of tourism.
"It is important that Chile can show to the world and in this context the presence of our country at the Expo Milan opens a tremendous opportunity to publicize our wealth of a country with diverse landscapes. The arrival of European tourists in Chile has been on the rise this year and we hope that our presence in Italy increase over even the arrival of the Europeans to our country."

Lorenzo Constans, Commissioner general of Chile Expo Milan 2015.
"To carry out a project of this magnitude involves a great responsibility and pride, considering that is the result of the Alliance public-private. That is why we are here today in the Vega Central, who knows love for their products and passion for sustainability. I have no doubt that Chile will be protagonist at the upcoming Milan Expo 2015 ".

Robert Paiva, Director of ProChile.
"For us, Chile to participate in a universal exhibition of such scale is a great sign that we are on the right track, an example of this is the work of Chilean SMEs is currently present in the major regional markets in the world and our position in the ranking in terms of safety and quality of products. It is this type of instances where we can share life experiences, innovation and commercial relations which will be a key contribution to our small and medium-sized domestic industry can consolidate as a relevant actor in global sustainable agri-food".

Myriam Gómez, Executive Director of the Foundation image of Chile.
"Being part of such powerful instances strengthens the image of Chile, a key factor in globalised times, in which countries are investing many resources to improve the perception of the international community. This event will allow displaying the attributes by which we aim to settle as a power in the agro-food sector, informing our ability to establish solid trade links with a diverse and competitive export supply, without neglecting the care of our people, their values, traditions and culture."

Charles Kimber, commercial Manager and corporate sponsor, ARAUCO Affairs.
"A tremendous pride is to be able to contribute with a body as important as this to Chile, this exhibition represents a showcase of very important to highlight the attributes of the country, the characteristics of its people and the nobility of its natural resources, and all these will be reflected in the Grand Pavilion built in radiata pine."

Presidency of the Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for international economic relations (DIRECON), ProChile, Ministry of agriculture, National Council for culture and the Arts (CNCA), Undersecretary of tourism, Carabineros de Chile, Foundation image of Chile. RIOLAB, PANASONIC and GUALLARAUCO.
Project welcomed the cultural donations Act.

As usually, some news from Azerbaijan pavilion... #3

Always the "good" job !

mardi 28 octobre 2014

History... remember Moldova pavilion during Expo 2010 Shanghai

In Moldova, there are beautiful hills, rolling plains, vast meadows and thick forests.

The pavilion invites visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Moldova in several ways, including photos and video ... and then get to the expression of the theme "this city, the other city."

A video wall in the shape of inverted pyramid sits in the center of the pavilion show different content very interesting.
Each visitor can choose the one that fits him best.

Moldova at Expo 2010 Shanghai offer a modern and bright pavilion. The welcome was warm, giving interest in learning more about this country!