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Caritas Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 // Piuarch

Milan, Italy

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Text description provided by the architects.

“Divide to multiply.
Breaking the bread” is the theme represented in three dimensions in the pavilion with which Caritas takes part in the Expo; indeed, the architectural concept centres around the idea of sharing as an opportunity.
The Edicola, this is the name of the small pavilion, has the appearance of a fragmented cube, the structure has been designed keeping simplicity at the core of its composition and the unadorned nature of its appearance.

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The structure is divided into 5 structures that are similar to each other but of different sizes and designed for different purposes.
They are positioned on the ground and joined by vertices, a reference to the Edicola’s typical square floor plan.
The uniformity of the construction is provided by its structural profile characterized by the same external dimensions, colour and materials.

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Thanks to its extremely simple structure, the Edicola is truly eco-sustainable.
Externally, it is made of plastic pretensioned mesh that lets the air flow through without any need for air conditioning and lets in natural light which helps keep energy use to a minimum.
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