CHINA PAVILLION-MILAN EXPO 2015

MILAN, ITALY

Expanding on Expo Milano 2015’s overarching theme, "Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life", the China Pavilion's "Land of Hope" centers on ideas of sustainability and the coexistence of nature and cityscape.  Close collaboration and a holistic approach to architecture, engineering, and fabrication enabled the realization of the vision of an almost floating wavy timber roof signature structure.  Designed as a freeform timber structure, the Pavilion roof uses contemporary glulam technology to create a long-span exhibition space covering a multimedia installation consisting of 22,000 LED stalks integrated into the landscape.  The project brought together craftsmen, designers, and engineers to utilize modern timber construction methods, showcasing the significance of sustainability while maximizing structural efficiency.

 

LOCATION: Milan, Italy

ARCHITECT: Studio Link-Arc, Tsinghua University

DEVELOPER / OWNER: China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

TYPE: Pavilion / Cultural

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,600 sq.ft.

PROJECT STATUS: Complete

*Images courtesy of LV Hengzhong, Sergio Grazia, and Hufton & Crow 

*Work performed by Principal Holger Schulze-Ehring under previous employer Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger.