belarus pavilion spins wheel of life for expo milan 2015
 
belarus pavilion spins wheel of life for expo milan 2015
jun 23, 2014

belarus pavilion spins wheel of life for expo milan 2015

belarus pavilion spins wheel of life for expo milan 2015
all images courtesy of belarus facts

 

 

 

for its participation in expo milan 2015, the republic of belarus presents a pavilion titled, ‘wheel of life’, which represents and promotes the country’s primary natural resources: bread, salt, and water. the design is organized as a constructed grassy hill, with a slice cutting through the center producing the primary pathway. this circulation through the landscape resembles a river passing through the landscape, while a large water wheel is elevated above to serve as a dynamic symbol for the structure. galleries beneath the curving forms present content aimed at agricultural issues and the country’s strategies for the future.

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at the center, a large elevated water wheel creates a waterfall at the ground level, which directs circulation to either of the galleries. the main area features an arrangement of diverse salts as well information displayed on interactive monitors and LCD screens. on the other side of the pathway, a secondary presentation space is dedicated to the history, culture, and traditions of belarus. it will host various themed exhibitions throughout the event’s six month lifetime. back of house and private rooms are located on the upper floor.

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the constructed landscape is divided by a central circulation path

 

 

 

the constructed landscape structure is composed of a wood frame, with skylights scattered throughout the surface providing daylight to the interiors. the continuity of the terrain allows visitors to walk upon the grassy hills.

 

the exhibition areas are complemented by an open seating area providing an area for eating and relaxation, and featuring a spring of potable water. visitors have the opportunity to taste belarusian drinks and dishes.

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the water wheel rises above the grassy terrain to symbolize the pavilion

belarus pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

the central pathway conceptually represents a river passing through a landscape

 

drawings

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floor plan / level 0

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floor plan / level +1

belarus pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

section 1-1

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section 2-2

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the belarus pavilion’s location in context of the expo masterplan

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