The winning project in the International Competition for the design of Padiglione Italia at Expo 2015, scheduled to be held in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015 has been chosen from among 68 projects arriving from all over the world.
Three Italian companies, Nemesi&Partners Srl of Rome, Proger SpA of Pescara and BMS Progetti Srl of Milan have been chosen as the winners of the aforementioned prestigious competition. Based on the concept of a green house and tree of life developed by Marco Balich, the group has designed an architectural organism conceived as a “community gathered around its square”.
The Padiglione which includes both Palazzo Italia (around 12,000 sq.m. of net floor area) as well as other pavilions located along the Cardo (i.e. an avenue extending over a surface area of 325 metres) will act as a showcase for Italy, a true flagship store of Italian excellence but also a space where visitors can experience the emotion and magic of a trip through Italy, thereby appreciating its world-renowned style.
The Palazzo Italia building, which will be left as a legacy to the city after the event, will be based on four main blocks, organized around a central space, connected to each other by bridge elements, housing the main facilities: the Exhibition area, the Auditorium, the offices and the meeting rooms.
“I am sure that the Pavilion we build, as designed by the winners of the International Competition, will offer visitors from all over the world the magic of a journey through characteristics that are specific to our country, reviving the marvel of the “Grand Tour” of the 18th and 19th centuries. In conclusion, from today Italy will begin to build its home”, commented Diana Bracco, President of Expo 2015 and Commissioner for Padiglione Italia.
The building site for implementation of the project is scheduled to be up-and-running by November of this year.
Tag: Expo Milano 2015