29/01/2014Expo 2015

Spain arrives to Expo 2015

Spain at Expo 2015
Spain at Expo 2015

It is official: even Spain will take part in Expo 2015. The contract has been signed on the 27 January in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey.

The document has been signed in occasion of the intergovernmental summit Italy-Spain held in Villa Madama, Rome, by the Commissioner Delegate for the Government for Expo Milano 2015, Giuseppe Sala, and by the Commissioner General of the Country Maria Teresa Lizaranzu Perinat, President of AC/E Accion Cultural Espanola, the authority in charge of the foreign promotion of the Spanish cultural and artistic heritage, director for the development of the Pavillion.

The Spanish contract is the 86th contract of participation that the organising company of the Universal Exhibition has undersigned with its official participants. To date, 142 Countries and the international organisations that have confirmed their presence at the event.

The Spanish Pavillion will spread on a 2,000 msq surface and it will articulate, thanks to an effect of open and closed spaces, in a harmonious and balanced structure with a high visual impact, privileging the use of recyclable materials and a low impact on the environment. The architectural project and the design of the exhibition space will be the subject of an open public competition open to architects and designers.

Spain will interpret the theme of the Universal ExhibitionNurture the Planet, Energy for Life” following three guidelines: tradition and innovation in productive processes, with great attention to the use of sustainable resources; creativity and innovation in the cuisine and the Spanish food traditions, to offer visitors a trip which starting from the traditional cuisine and the Mediterranean diet arrives to the most creative interpretations of have made Spanish food famous worldwide; sustainable agricultural production, as a tool to preserve the territory and develop models of alternative tourism.

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