Milan | EXPO 2015 | The Pavilion Zero

Place: Milan, Country: Italy
Design: Michele de Lucchi
Curator: Davide Rampello
Text by Federica Lusiardi, Inexhibit
Photos © Inexhibit, 2015

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The Pavilion Zero by Michele de Lucchi at the EXPO Milan 2015

The Pavilion Zero, located close to the EXPO 2015 site’s main entrance, features some of the themes which form the “backbone” of the Milan world exposition: the history of the relationship between humanity and the Planet Earth, the transformation of the natural landscape, food rituals and culture are depicted in a plain language, mostly composed by immersive installations.

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The exhibition, divided into 12 rooms, begins with a giant bookshelf, cherishing memories, rituals and behaviours that marked the relation between food and mankind since its origin.

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Designed by Michele de Lucchi, the pavilion is inspired by the morphology of the Earth’s crust, with peaks and a large central “valley” which contains an open-air arena.

The Pavilion Zero is 124-meter long and 60-meter wide, with a gross floor area of 7,500 square meters; the skeleton of the eight “hills” forming the pavilion is composed by a fully-recyclable galvanized-steel structure, while their cladding is made of fir tree boards arranged so to recall the contour lines of a topographic map.

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Photos © Inexhibit, 2015


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