countdown to expo milan 2015: two days to go
 
countdown to expo milan 2015: two days to go
apr 29, 2015

countdown to expo milan 2015: two days to go

countdown to expo milan 2015: two days to go
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with just two days remaining before expo 2015 opens to the public, designboom visited the vast site located 30 minutes north west of milan’s city center. for the next six months, the area will be home to a variety of built structures that respond to the event’s overall theme of ‘feeding the planet, energy for life’. positioned along a 1,500 meter boulevard – named the decumanus – each pavilion represents a different country, organization or topic.

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the finishing touches being applied to the italy pavilion
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the site’s progress has been the subject of much scrutiny in recent months, leading some to question if the expo will be ready to open as scheduled on may 1st. officials, including italy’s prime minister matteo renzi, have remained confident that the event will start as planned, despite the concerns of a number of high profile personnel.

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the undulating china pavilion nears completion
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scroll down to see comprehensive images of the pavilions in their current stages of completion, and stay tuned for designboom’s coverage of expo milano 2015, as we go behind the scenes at one of the year’s biggest events. 

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the bamboo-adorned vietnam pavilion has been designed by vo trong nghia architects
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the russia pavilion features a giant sculptural overhang
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
work to the pavilion’s underside cladding is ongoing
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
daniel libeskind’s vanke pavilion is complete
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
the USA pavilion has been designed by the new york-based biber architects
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the façade of the USA pavilion comprises a series of living green panels
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
the ecuador pavilion is clad with bright and vibrant vernacular patterns
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
the germany pavilion appears ready for the expo’s opening
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sake barrels are set up in front of the japan pavilion
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
the entrance to the norman foster-designed united arab emirates pavilion
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the kuwait pavilion showcases the territory of the country and its cultural and natural resources
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
one of the corporate schemes, the new holland agriculture pavilion has been designed by carlo ratti
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the tree of life is positioned at the heart of the vast lake arena
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expo milano 2015 site visit final construction designboom
the decumanus is a 1,500 meter (0.93 mile) boulevard that connects the entirety of the site
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  • designboom team

    Thank you for the Sunday edition. Expo Milan 2015 looks very interesting. How many African countries are participating though?

    Samuel T Mudehwe

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