An ambitious master plan for Expo 2015 was developed to revitalize an industrial zone outside the city of Milan. In the spirit of this plan, a competition was launched for the design of a pavilion to exhibit the virtues of Italian culture while in a second life, adapting into a research facility. Interpreting the criteria of the brief, maintaining openness at the ground was essential for access and a perception of transparency. The translation of this criteria gave birth to a building that contains a series of spaces stacked one over the other, in some places projecting over the piazza by varying degrees, connected through a loop of continuous circulation.
TYPE: Civic, Office LOCATION: Milano, IT STATUS: 2012-2013, Competition AREA: 23,500 m2 CLIENT: Expo 2015 S.P.A. BUDGET: €50 M ENGINEER: Undisclosed ARCHITECT: PAR: Jennifer Marmon, Partner in Charge; Matthew Young, Lan Chen, Project Architects; Team: Ross Ferrari, Devon Motminy, Jesus de Anda, Leandro Yuan, Chen You Chien EXECUTIVE ARCHITECT: Undisclosed