malaysia pavilion tells seed story at expo milan 2015
 
malaysia pavilion tells seed story at expo milan 2015
jun 06, 2014

malaysia pavilion tells seed story at expo milan 2015

malaysia pavilion tells seed story at expo milan 2015
all images courtesy of expo milano 2015

 

 

organized in a sequence of four massive seed forms, malaysia’s pavilion for expo milan 2015 will tell a story to its visitors about the country’s food and agricultural systems. through a design competition based on the theme ‘towards a sustainable food ecosystem’, the malaysian architecture firm, hijjas kasturi associates, was selected for the commission of the structure. beyond its formal influence on the project, the seed also serves to represent the pavilion’s goals for transforming industrial agricultural systems toward improved cooperation between biodiversity and commercial farming. the 2,047 sqm building houses a variety exhibits, and also includes a restaurant, café, and numerous outdoor areas upon the elevated deck.

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

the pavilion comprises of four massive seed forms

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

the external structures allow for entirely open interior spaces

 

 

the structure is composed of light weight glulam (glued laminated timber) beams, built from malaysian-sourced wood. this construction method is able to produce long length spans, and also less environmentally costly in comparison to steel fabrication. additionally, the ramps and walkways surrounding the pavilion will be made from recycled rice husk decking.

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

an outdoor seating and dining area is situated between two of the ellipsoid forms

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

the exhibits showcase an agenda for cooperation between biodiversity and commercial agriculture

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

malaysia pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom

the galleries create a variety of different environments for visitors to experience

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