Expo 2015 was successfully launched in Milan, Italy couple of months ago with the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The global exposition will close on October 31st this year and from what we have seen so far, we think this event is going to be historical in every way.
Covering more than one million square meters and participated with over 140 countries, Expo 2015 displays a lot of stunning architecture and amazing ideas from around the globe, embracing technology, innovation, culture and traditions, creativity, beauty, food and diet and engaging with global issues and current crisis.
With so many beautiful pavillions from different countries, we have spotted ten of the best entries for you that you need see before this expo comes to a close. Check out these ten lovely ideas and stunning architectures from this year’s Universal Exposition below:
1. United Kingdom
Designed b British artist Wolfgang Buttress in collaboration with engineer Tristan Simmonds and BDP architectures, this UK Pavilion was created from 169, 300 aluminum parts assembled together to create a beehive inspired structure. This ingenious pavilion features audio sounds and visual cues that are linked in real-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.
To reach the beehive, you have to follow the path of a bee though a field of flowers. Audio sounds of the queen bee’s call can be heard throughout the exhibit and the LED lights illuminate when bee activity rises.
Italy’s pavilion is another dazzling view that you should not miss in this year’s Expo. Created by Italian architectural firm, Nemesi & Partners, the Italian Pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement measuring 9,000 square meters. Inside the Pavilion are interactive and innovative spaces showing the country’s lovely landscapes, agricultural and culinary traditions.
The Brazil Pavilion designed by Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic occupies more than 4,000 square meters in the area covered with giant trampoline nets. It is filled with hanging plants and birdhouses and it also has a large indoor exhibition space.
4. United Arab Emirates
UAE Pavilion walls stand 12 meters tall that creates shaded pathways for visitors in the Expo. Designed by Foster + Partnes, this golden structure is a representation of ancient cities and desert landscapes in the East that leads to an auditorium, exhibition and courtyard spaces.
This Swiss Pavilion features four towers showcasing the four major Swiss products, coffee, apples, salt and water. Designed by Netwerch architectural firm, the tower is built with hundreds of cardboard boxes filled with produce and the floor is taken from the base of a huge elevator, which lowers gradually as the boxes of produce empty.
6. Pavilion Zero
Created by Davide Rampello and Michele de Lucchi, this United Nation’s Pavilion Zero takes visitors through a number of displays exploring the impact of food production processes, the evolution of agriculture and diverse cultural food rituals around the world.
China Pavilion is called the “Land of Hope” created together with Tsinghua University’s Academy of Art and Design and New York architects from Studio Link-Arc. It spreads more than 4,500 square meters and houses a huge indoor field of LED lamps designed to resemble the processing of crops in relation to the Chinese lunisolar calendar.
A reinvention of rainforest, Austria’s Pavilion gives visitors a breath of fresh air with its green fields and trees under its own microclimate that gives off oxygen enough for 1,800 visitors.
The Field of Ideas from Germany is designed by Schmidhuber architectural firm in the country. It features stylish curves, large canopy and solar trees with organic photovoltaic technology (OPV) along with live music, DJ sets and live events inside the pavilion.
10. Republic of Korea
Inspired by traditional Korean pottery, Korea created a pavilion in the form of a moon jar. The pavilion tackles about food related issues and sustainable consumption in the future and it takes the visitors into arts that address problems of obesity, overproduction of food supplies and famine. The pavilion also features the local Korean vessels known as onggi, a device that naturally ferments and stores Korean foods.