“Zero Pavilion” within Expo 2015, Milan (Italy)

Expo 2015 will be held in Milan between May 1 and October 31, 2015, and will focus on the core theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The event will be a platform to exchange ideas on the world of food. The Expo 2015 site is located north-west of Milan, next to the city’s new fair ground, and occupies an area of 110 hectares, bordered by a water channel. The site is laid out according to Ancient Rome urban planning principles, as it is organised on two perpendicular axes, the Decumano (World Avenue) and the Cardo.
Located on the extreme south-western area of the site, Pavilion Zero provides an entry point to the same and will introduce visitors to the exhibition. A UN installation will be located in the pavilion, where best practices in food security will be presented (Best practices area).

The rectangular plan building, which has an area of 9000 square meters, looks like a portion of the Earth’s crust which has been cut and slightly raised. The volume resembles a series of hills, with eight cones of different sizes, each one close to the others, resembling a natural landscape. An external wall divides the cones, while the roof follows contour lines, thus highlighting the pavilion large steps.
Pavilion zero is a temporary structure, designed to be disassembled at the end of the event and reused.

Client

Fiera Milano S.p.A.

Period

2013 – 2015

Amount

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Project

aMDL – Arch. Michele De Lucchi