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Old March 14th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #341
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Construction works progress also for Cereals and Tubers Cluster. Pavilion’s architecture will evoke the shape of a big fireplace. Cluster as well as Participants’ pavilions will comply with sustainable solutions for constructing, dismantling and re-use of structures. The Site is shaping up.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #343
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On Sunday 16th March road works for Piazza XXIV Maggio start. The project, signed by Expo2015 and Comune di Milano, will envision a partial pedestrian area, the reopening of Ticinello underground stream, which will create a mirror of water at the feet of Porta del Cagnola, the requalification of the pavement and the tramways. Two sets of sycamores will complete the arrangement of the monumental area. With the opening of the construction site there will be some temporary alterations to the viability.
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Eataly at Expo: 8000sqm biodiversity

Mr. Oscar Farinetti opened the first Eataly in Turin, January 2007, followed in October by a small store opened in Coin Department Store of Milan, and in 2008 in Tokyo and Bologna. Then an avalanche of good Italian food was overwhelming. Just look its website to find a long list of stores, from the huge store in Rome to the one opened in Florence last December and dedicated to the Renaissance. Abroad there are 9 stores in Japan, then Dubai, New York, Istanbul, Chicago. Not to mention on MSC ships, Alitalia airline and italian high-speed trains.

This week Eataly opened two new stores in Milan: the spectacular Emerald dedicated to music and entertainment, and inside Brian&Barry Building near Piazza San Babila. Eataly plans to open in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Boston, Moscow, London, Paris, and a second store in Rome. A theme park dedicated to food in Bologna coming soon. The list is still very long, invigorated by the recent agreement with Investment Partners that has acquired 20% of the chain. Company plans to enter in Milan stock exchange in 2016.

But there is another project. Mr. Farinetti seems to preparing for Expo a very large space, 8000 sqm (Emerald Milan is 5000sqm). The new area inside Expo site will tell the tradition of Italian regions. It will be dedicated to Italian biodiversity: 20 different kitchens, one for each region, and 120 Italian chefs. Because there will be not only food but also art and nature.
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The combination Leonardo da Vinci – Milan is conquering Expo 2015. The horse drawn by the Renaissance genius, located in the park of the Hippodrome near San Siro stadium, could be moved to the expository site of Expo 2015. It is the greatest equestrian statue of the world, higher than seven metres. There are already many people that would see Leonardo’s work as further mascot of Milan and of its universal exposition.
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New Holland Agriculture, one of the world’s top manufacturers of agricultural machinery, have announced the innovative proposal conceived by Carlo Ratti Associati, as the winner of the international competition for their 17,000 square foot pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The proposal, called EARTH SCREENING, features a large agricultural field on its roof, similar to a giant 3D printer thanks to the constant activity of two zero-emission, robotized, self-driving tractors, which will constantly move over the roof, ‘writing’ and working the land.

However, the idea of EARTH SCREENING is not just about self-driving tractors, which can draw patterns on the roof of the building. It is about how we can sense and respond to the conditions of the soil to a degree that was impossible before. This points to a future where an agricultural field could be considered as a giant base for ‘agricultural printing’, with major advantages foreseen in terms of plant biodiversity and resource preservation. In the same way as self-driving cars are expected to revolutionize urban mobility, advanced robotic technologies are reshaping agriculture, with a new wave of innovations helping us to better respond to local terrain conditions.

While the roof uses real moving tractors, inside the pavilion visitors can interact with the latest research, products and innovations in sustainable agriculture developed by New Holland, in both a physical and digital way. Using a sort of ‘augmented rurality’, made of large screens featuring dynamic footage collected from fields across the world as the backdrop for static agricultural equipment, visitors are taken on a journey that closely mirrors the seasons and cultivation cycles and taught about energy and sustainable farming. The aim is that the energy for the pavilion – including that for the self-driving tractors on the roof – will be generated on site. After the Expo, the New Holland pavilion will be dismantled and reconstructed in a second location as an innovative didactic farm, embodying the very idea of recycling and sustainability.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 01:38 PM   #347
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The first of a new fleet of high-speed 'Freccia Rossa' (Red Arrow) trains will enter into service in 2015 to coincide with the Milan Expo. Made by Bombardier Transportation and AnsaldoBreda under a joint venture, the new ETR 1000 will have a commercial speed of 350 km/h. This compares with the 300 km/h reached by the ERF 500 Freccia Rossa trains currently in service between Salerno in the south and the northern city of Milan. The new trains will gradually enter into service between 2015 and 2017, to a total of 50 trains. The upgraded fleet will redesign national services and boost the most profitable part of international services.
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Germany breaks ground for Milan Expo


Germany began digging the foundation of its Milan Expo 2015 pavilion this week, marking the first of the world fair's 147 participants to break ground on site, an area of more than 100 hectares near Milan's massive Rho Pero trade fair exhibition centre. The German pavilion will be one of the largest in the Expo, with a total of 4,913 square metres and 1,500 square metres of exhibition space. The pavilion will be 12 metres high and employ 175 people. The theme of the German pavilion will be "Fields of Ideas" and inside, it will offer visitors a look at new German solutions for nutrition and food.

The architectural project has the goal of transferring the image of a German countryside of fields and pastures into a physical structure, using traditional materials like local wood, but mixed with steel. There will be two itineraries for visitors: one dedicated to the discovery of Germany, and the other illustrating proposed solutions and innovations that address Expo's main theme. "Expo is an opportunity for Europe and the world, for the political and social development of countries," said Schmitz. "We have developed ideas about the proposed theme," said Schmitz. "Starting from today, the pavilion will be increasingly visible, and we believe that the work will be completed by April 16, 2015," Schmitz added.

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American food goes 2.0 at Milan Expo. 'We'll be back with a pavilion' says Obama


United States President Barack Obama declared the US has signed on to participate in Milan Expo 2015, the next World's Fair. "We'll come back to Milan with a pavilion," said Obama after meeting with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi. Kerry also underlined the importance of Expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", tackling issues such as food security, hunger, and promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable global food production practices. The US pavilion will be called American Food 2.0, and will be built in the form of a granary. The US exhibition will focus on two main themes: food security and healthy lifestyles.

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Smog-eating sculpture at Milan Expo
Light-sensitive, marble-like cement to be used in Italy pavilion



A six-metre sculptural installation made from a new, biodynamic "smog-eating" cement at the University of Milan this week gave viewers a glimpse of the Italy pavilion planned for the landmark centrepiece of Milan Expo 2015, the food-themed Universal Exposition that will take place in Milan next year. The sculpture 'ENtreePIC' is a synthesis of 15th-century Milanese Renaissance architecture and contemporary design, evoking a branching plant-like system. It was created with vanguard materials and technology developed by Italcementi and Styl-Comp Group, who are partners in the construction of Milan Expo 2015's Italy pavilion with Nemesi & Partners.

ENtreePIC is one of the hundreds of exhibits and events that make up the FuoriSalone, or unofficial furniture fair that is taking place throughout the city of Milan April 8-13 to coincide with the 53rd annual Salone del Mobile, or international furniture fair in Milan's Rho Pero fairgrounds. The material developed and produced by Italian construction company Italcementi will cover the outside of the mosaic, branched forest-like edifice of the Italy pavilion for Milan Expo 2015. The entire external surface and part of the interiors of the Italy pavilion designed by Nemesi & Partners will be made up of the light-reactive cement that has the appearance and touch of marble, but is made with 80% recycled materials. Italcementi's patented active ingredient Tx Active reacts with sunlight to allow the capture of various air pollutants, helping to rid the air of smog.

The material is also fluid enough to permit the creation of complex forms like the panels required to erect the Italy pavilion. Expo 2015 will be an opportunity to "test" biodynamic cement, just as Italcementi's "transparent cement" called i.light, with its special system of tiny holes to let natural light infiltrate walls, was put to the test as part of the Italian pavilion in Shanghai Expo 2010, said Enrico Borgarello, director of research and innovation at Italcementi, at a Milan presentation of EntreePIC. Borgarello added that 5.3% of its 2013 turnover of 4.8 billion euros comes from innovative products, a figure likely to grow. "The tradition of research and innovation of the group is such that we have moved in recent years to increase the sales of innovative products and we aim to grow again," said Borgarello. "The i.light conquered a niche market for premium architecture in markets like Arab (countries)," Borgarello explained, adding that biodynamic cement "could have a superior development to i.light because it is easier to use".

The Universal Exposition, which takes place next year from May 31 to October 31, is themed "Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life", tackling issues such as food security, hunger, and promoting environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable global food-production practices. Italy Pavilion Commissioner Diane Bracco called Milan Expo 2015 "a great opportunity for relaunching Italy, which will allow our country to make the most of our large number of manufacturing points of strength". So far there are a total of 147 countries and other participants set to put their best on display at the World's Fair, which will cover an area of more than 100 hectares near Milan's massive Rho Pero trade fair exhibition centre. The fair is also set to animate the city with related events and initiatives modeled after the FuoriSalone of the highly successful international furniture fair, which attracted more than 300,000 visitors to Milan last year.

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Shortlisted design concepts for the UK Pavilion

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) revealed images showing the shortlisted concepts submitted by the eight teams vying to win the design competition for the UK Pavilion at #Expo2015. The jury was also announced. The finalists’ concepts, which are listed anonymously due to EU procurement rules, are now online. In alphabetical order, the finalist team leads are: AL_A, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Studio Myerscough, Asif Khan, Barber & Osgerby, David Kohn Architects, Grant Associates, Paul Cocksedge Studio, Wolfgang Buttress Studio.


7.2 Billion people live on this Planet. Can you imagine trying to feed them all? At the Milan Expo 2015 the UK will reveal a structure housing every single person on earth. This will form a uniquely British perspective on the Expo theme. When we talk about “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, we’re talking about people. More people = More food. That’s the challenge. From the Terracotta army to Ai Wei Wei’s Sunflower Seeds, our ability to emotionally connect with population through representation is profound. Remarkably a person remains recognisable at one hundredth of their real size. By scaling 7.2 Billion people by one hundredth, we have discovered that they will fit onto our Expo plot in 300 vertical layers. That’s a building measuring 80 metres long, by 15 metres wide by 12 metres high containing the entire world’s population. Our pavilion will be the first to visualise the entire world’s population in three dimensions.


Our Pavilion is the UK Food Machine and celebrates our island setting within two distinctive, linked environments, Sea and Land. Our design takes the form of a 3 Dimensional infinity loop representing the future imperative for a joined up food chain. Within this dynamic environment, the Pavilion communicates the connectedness of the UK food industry to weather, water and soil cycles through to specific future production technologies, processes and produce. Our working Seawater Greenhouse demonstrates UK innovation in meeting global food challenges whilst demonstrating the integrated systems required for a sustainable future. Animated by human and technological interplay, the designs capture the spirit of the UK as an advanced agricultural nation and celebrate the diversity of UK food and food culture.


Our design for the UK Pavilion dissolves the border between exterior and interior, creating an overall sense of organic fluidity rather than solid presence. 1,296 re-usable telegraph poles create a ready-made timber forest: a calm and quiet space inviting exploration, and a mystery that takes visitors on a journey to a concealed exhibition area within. Computer tablets installed with Augmented Reality software, accessible to all, transform the Pavilion’s physical environment into a digital world of sound and colour, communicating the UK’s contribution to the Expo’s themes in a multifaceted and coherent style.


Reflecting the theme “Grown in Britain, Shared Globally”, the Pavilion celebrates how British agriculture, technology and food have positively impacted the world: providing solutions to global problems, sustainably providing more with less, all from field to fork. The Pavilion will be a working model of this way of thinking: an ecological, self-sustaining system in itself. Live, real world experiments allow visitors of all ages to engage, contribute, and join the debate, creating entertaining experiences through technology and materials that bring the British success stories to life. Our team brings together a world-class group of architects, exhibition, industrial and digital designers, working alongside sustainability specialists, education and food experts in a highly collaborative creative approach.


Our concept, “BE”, highlights the plight of the honeybee and ways in which new research and technology are helping to address challenges, including food security and biodiversity. Visitors meander through an orchard, discover a wildflower meadow and enter a ‘virtual hive’, which pulsates, buzzes and glows according to signals from a real hive. Our proposal explores the life of the bee colony through an immersive sensory experience – a beautiful and profound encounter – leaving visitors with a lasting flavour of the British landscape. Encompassing the best of British food, music and fashion, “BE” engages and inspires visitors to think and act differently, expressing ecological interdependencies and the role of technology in cultivating a deeper understanding of our environment.


#silentcurrency uses water as a metaphor to address the questions posed by the Expo. 80% of the water we use is hidden in our food, a shocking statistic made visible by our design. Inside a mysterious, roofless, black container, visitors walk along paths cut through a vast volume of water representing their water footprint – an immersive and memorable experience designed to inspire to change. Corporate sponsorship contributes to the funding of 6 projects from 6 continents, each demonstrating a commitment to reducing water usage and showcased at the entrance. The leverage power of the Expo is exploited to find new support to end our profligate use of nature’s silent currency, making legacy as important as the exhibition itself.


‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ tells the remarkable story of how British scientific and technological innovations are benefiting global food production and consumption. A monumentally light pavilion comprising a state-of-the-art glasshouse held above a picturesque garden provides the context for a journey through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the future of strawberry cultivation. Visitors will encounter wild strawberry growing in the garden and then ascend to an edible strawberry cloud in the glasshouse. There follows a loop of galleries exhibiting contemporary and future production scenarios each involving British innovation: hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics and LED growing. Once the Expo has closed, the glasshouse will be relocated to the UK for use as a research facility.


THINKERS+GROWERS+MAKERS=SHARERS will provide every visitor with inspiration about how they can help to meet the global food challenge. We have created an immersive, memorable and friendly visitor journey based around the four themes of THINKERS + GROWERS + MAKERS = SHARERS celebrating the people and ideas that are leading scientific research, agriculture, food production and food consumption. The pavilion is designed to be a melting pot of ideas — from the local to the global. Designed as a ‘collection’ of flexible built elements and experiences, visitors start in the Lab, then through the Orchard and Hanging Gardens, into our giant Oast House and end in our Market Place that celebrates the UK’s unique culture of exchange and discussion in a place for sharing, eating and drinking.
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France Pavilion


France: its wines, agricultural traditions, cheeses, new technologies. And then a brasserie, a gourmand restaurant and specialties' shops. All that included in a Pavilion of over 2 thousand sqm, built on three floors, totally made with reusable wood, inspired to the great cover markets from 1800. Find out more!






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Maxi-posters, billpostings, jumbo-trams, digital screens, taxi cabs.
The colours and the contents of Expo 2015 dress the city. See you around…in Milan!























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Tourists on helicopters, for Expo 2015

You remember the Sky Shuttle in Hong Kong? Milan will offer an exclusive experience. During Expo 2015, tourists can enjoy the view from above on helicopters. The service is served by AgustaWestland (a Finmeccaica society): people will be transported between the two airports of Milan (Malpensa and Linate) or in the city center (on the platform of Palazzo Lombardia), in just 10 minutes, for a cost over 100 euro.
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