The proposal, by Bence Pap and Mario Gasser. from Studio Lynn/University of AppliedArts IoA, is driven by a conceptual approach of highlighting the local cultural and craft diversity within Austrian regions.
The pavilion is a representation of these expertise in conjunction with Austria’s diverse topography have produced a broad variety within the cultivation of agricultural crops and goods.
We understand the architectural proposal to this proposition as an ark, carrying a library of diverse Austrian goods, locally produced with a sustainable philosophy. The pavilion is organized as a two story building executed with a steel frame construction.
The massing is articulated as a pair of elongated volumes, opening up in the front with a gesture of invitation, and developing into an internalized fold of the ground within the building granting visitors access to the main exhibition level at first floor, and leaving the ground floor with amenities and admin functions with an articulated folded ceiling along the main axis of circulation.
Location: Milan, Italy Architects: Bence Pap and Mario Gasser Structural Engineer: Bollinger & Grohmann, Vienna Landscape Architects: Roland Barthofer Landscape Architects Curatorial Consultant: Edek Bartz Year: 2013 Award: Fourth Place competition Client: EXPO-Agency of the Economic Ministry, Austria Photographs: Bence Pap and Mario Gasser