Milan EXPO 2015 | Latvia pavilion preview

Place: Milan, Country: Italy
EXPO MILANO 2015
Architectural design:
MADE arhitekti, Rolands Pēterkops and McCann-Riga
Text by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Images courtesy of Latvia | Expo 2015

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Latvia is a country deeply committed to environmental innovation and design sustainability; it holds the highest position in the World in the Pilot Trend Environmental Performance Index (Trend EPI) which measures how a country has improved in the last decade in terms of environmental performances.

To testify such attention, the Latvia pavilion, presenting a concept entitled “Nature Inside” and designed by MADE arhitekti, has been inspired by the form of a giant oak and is mostly built in local timber.

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Along with being inspirational, the pavilion shape will also help to define the functions of its two levels and to provide an effective shading to the interior spaces.

The complexity of Latvia’s ecosystems will be evoked by involving all senses: sight; hearing – through the sound of nature; taste – through the dishes served in a slow food restaurant; smell – through daily baked bread and the scent of the forest wood, and touch – through the choice of tactile materials for the pavilion surfaces.

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Text by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Images courtesy of Latvia | Expo 2015



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