The concept of the Spanish Pavillion at Expo 2015 has no more secrets. The structure and design of the space has in fact been presented officially in Madrid, in presence of the major authorities. Designed by the Studio b720 Fermin Vàzquez Arquitectos, the Spanish Pavilion will be a light structure, built in dry-assembly using recycled and natural materials, easy to unmount and remount.
Inspired by a double aisle greenhouse with a typical Iberian portico, the space will present to the world the strong points and good practices of Spanish food production, divulging initiatives in terms of quality, sustainability and food safety. Main players will be the diet and Spanish gastronomy, presented together with landscapes that serve as backdrops. The Pavilion will develop on two floors, which will host two distinct exhibitions. On the ground floor the visitor will follow the Voyage of Food, with an installation made by the multidisciplinary artist Antoni Miralda, who proposes a poetic reflection on the trip made by food. On the upper floor, on the other hand, there will be the exhibition The Language of Taste, that will delve within the mind of a Spanish chef to allow visitors to discover its art, knowledge and favourite recipes.
All this will be accompanied by a tapas bar, a restaurant, a gourmet shop, a public square and a multifunctional auditorium: spaces will host workshops, concerts, showcooking and events. The Spanish Pavillion at Expo Milano 2015 is also online, with the website www.pabellonespana2015.com.