trio of firms design azerbaijan pavilion for expo milan 2015
 
trio of firms design azerbaijan pavilion for expo milan 2015 trio of firms design azerbaijan pavilion for expo milan 2015
jun 15, 2014

trio of firms design azerbaijan pavilion for expo milan 2015

trio of firms design azerbaijan pavilion for expo milan 2015
all images courtesy of simmetrico network / arassociati architecture / AG&P

 

 

 

three italian practices, simmetrico network, arassociati architecture and landscape studio AG&P have completed the design of azerbaijan’s pavilion for expo milan 2015. the project follows a modular system that allows for a greater flexibility of space and the potential to reconfigure the temporary structure in a variety of different ways.

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guests enter through a large atrium that doubles an event space

 

 

 

horizontal and flexible timber bands form the structure’s envelope, bringing natural light inside the pavilion and reducing required energy consumption. guests enter through a large atrium that doubles an event space, before escalators lead to three separate levels – each representing a different biosphere.

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the pavilion within the context of the expo site

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escalators lead to three separate levels, each representing a different biosphere

 

 

 

at first floor level installations highlight azerbaijan’s geographic location, with the second level focusing on the country’s nine different climatic regions. the uppermost storey comprises a restaurant and terrace overlooking the rest of the expo site. after the event closes on october 31st, 2015, the pavilion will be dismantled, and reused within the azerbaijani capital of baku.

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the second level focuses on the country’s nine different climatic regions

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the project follows a modular system that allows for a greater flexibility of space

azerbaijan pavilion expo milan 2015 simmetrico network designboom
the uppermost storey comprises a restaurant and terrace overlooking the rest of the expo site

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aerial view of the pavilion

 

 


azerbaijan pavilion at expo milan 2015
video courtesy of simmetrico network

 

 

 

project info:

 

client: Republic of Azerbaijan Ministry of Economy and Industry
overall creative and project supervising: simmetrico
creative director: daniele zambelli

 

architecture:
architect: arassociati
landscape architect: ag&p
structural and MEP engineer: ideas
cladding: facades – people and project
light design: voltaire design
construction and project management: simmetrico
project manager: riccardo cigolotti

 

exhibition & interior:
contents research and development: simmetrico
contents manager: marta marchesi
set up project manager: francesco salvatore
installation design: fratelli&co.
graphics: iriden srl
technicaldevelopment: black engineering
video contents: bonsaininja – dadomani
video director: mattia molinari

 

partners:
steel structures: speirani
surfaces: florim
site manager: edil lombarda
interior set up: interfiere

  • Simple and sweet. Hopefully the trio will work together again.

    Todd Friedlander says:

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