Lidija Grozdanic

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Resembles Billowing Wheat Fields

by , 03/07/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



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Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese traditional ‘raised-beam’ system’ and shingled panels evoke terra cotta roof constructions and give the pavilion a unique silhouette. A sheltered public plaza beneath comprises cultural and exhibition programs.

Related: Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living “Fields of Tomorrow” Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

An exterior waiting area leads to a themed exhibition space with interactive installations and cultural offerings from 40 Chinese provinces. A multimedia installation formed from a matrix of LED stalks mimics the form of wheat and acts as a centerpiece of the exhibition. From there, visitors are guided up to a panoramic viewing platform which offers stunning views of the Expo grounds.

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+ Milan Expo 2015

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