latticed france pavilion for milan expo by XTU architects
 
latticed france pavilion for milan expo by XTU architects
may 02, 2014

latticed france pavilion for milan expo by XTU architects

latticed france pavilion for milan expo by XTU architects
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

 

 

 

envisioned as a covered market built from locally sourced reusable wood, france’s pavilion for expo milan 2015 is centered around the theme of ‘producing and nurturing in another way’. designed by XTU architects, the 3,600 square meter structure utilizes lightweight construction methods that ensure that the pavilion can be disassembled and reused after the exposition. throughout the scheme, particular attention has been given to reducing energy consumption, waste recycling and water purification.

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
the pavilion is centered around the theme of ‘producing and nurturing in another way’
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

 

 

 

vegetation grows organically throughout the latticed structure, with a range of herbs and hops actively contributing towards the visitors experience of the fertile marketplace. this hub of activity at the ground floor culminates in a restaurant at the upper level of the design where the fresh produce is cooked and served to guests attending the expo. additional programs include a small boutique offering all the variety and quality of french food, while a demonstration zone gives a practical and hands-on exhibition of french cooking.

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
vegetation grows throughout the latticed structure, contributing towards the visitor’s experience of the marketplace
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

 

 

 

taking into account that there will be an estimated 9 billion people living on earth by 2050, the project seeks to find solutions for self-sufficiency, considering different production methods that result in better nourishment. the design is conceived as a place of exchange, but also of creation, imagined as a metaphor for a physical territory where new perspectives on food and nutrition can grow and manifest, positively influencing the future of the planet.

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
the design is imagined as a metaphor where new perspectives on food and nutrition can grow and manifest
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
the project seeks to find solutions encouraging self-sufficiency, and considering different production methods
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
lightweight construction methods ensure that the pavilion can be disassembled and reused
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

 

 


france presents their pavilion for expo milan 2015
video © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

 

x-tu architects france pavilion expo milan 2015 designboom
plan indicating the pavilion within the context of the site
image © CMC / XTU / STUDIO A. RISPAL

  • Now when it comes to form and function with good looks the French pavilion at Milan Expo ticks all the boxes and it is reusable! Excellent vision and delivery by XTU…

    Mark Harrison

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