daniel libeskind to design vanke pavilion at 2015 milan world expo
daniel libeskind to design vanke pavilion at 2015 milan world expo
apr 16, 2013

daniel libeskind to design vanke pavilion at 2015 milan world expo

‘vanke pavilion’ by daniel libeskind for the 2015 world expo milanimage © milan expo 2015



it has recently been announced that acclaimed architect daniel libeskind will be designing the ‘vanke pavilion’ for the 2015 world expo in milan,the first pavilion solely by a corporate participant in the history of the expo. with an initial investment of 3 million euros, the leading chinesereal estate company china vanke co. ltd will recreate a traditional shitang concept space, an urban typology used throughout china’s history thatoffers a shared communal area and has reappeared in contemporary architecture in various forms.  it also aims to accomplish five strategic points:first, to bring a million chinese visitors to italy for the expo; second and third, to strengthen ties between china and italy and promote business and economic exchange; fourth and fifth include the promotion of the expo using the vanke company as a mediating platform between italianand chinese cultures.


giuseppe sala, ceo of expo 2015 states:

‘china confirms to be a very relevant country for expo milano 2015 and signing today with china vanke co. ltd shows how chinese companies are ready to seize the many opportunities offered by the italian universal exhibition. we are particularly excited about the project of this great company, that has deeply understood the values of expo, the importance of sharing its country own traditions and the even emotional involvement of visitors.’

  • That Nina looks like she’d strangle an aligator with one hand while wrestling a crocodile with the other. No surprise that she wears the pants at SDL and Danny does as he’s told.

  • Wait a sec … just a few weeks ago, Libeskind was railing against architects who would work for the Chinese because of their poor track record on human rights issues. All of a sudden it’s OK to work for them?

    L Harrt
  • At least Libeskind’s pavillion will be temporary. Unfortunately his hideous curved tower will scar the city for generations.

  • I predict crystal shapes, shards and wedges … Oh, and plenty of vapid and meaningless BS from Libeskind.


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