The winning project of the International Design Competition of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2015 is extremely ambitious and it definitely lives up to represent the Country.
It will interpret the contemporary Italian culture, including both the Italian Palace (about 12 thousand sq.m.) and the other pavilions located along the Cardo, which will host a variety of exhibitions and institutions activities: an avenue that stretches for 325 meters.
The Pavilion will thus be the showcase of Italy, a true flagship store of the Italian excellences. But it will also be a place where visitors can experience the emotions and the magic of a journey through our beautiful Country, with its lifestyle worldwide recognizable.
Nemesis &Partners Srl in Rome, Proger SpA of Pescara and BMS Progetti Srl of Milan wanted the architecture design of the Italian Pavilion to be represented as a community gathered together around a square: the emptiness houses the symbolic centerpiece of the exhibition space and gives shape to the volumes of architecture.
The volumetric articulation of the project of Palazzo Italia is based on four main blocks, arranged around an empty central square (connected by bridge-elements), hosting the main functions: Exhibition Area, Auditorium, Offices and Meeting Rooms.
The project develops the idea of an architectural body as much as possible energy independent, to guarantee the maximum balance between production and consumption of energy.
Louis Godart, Director for the Conservation of Artistic Heritage of the Italian President, has described the project for the Italian pavilion at Expo 2015 as “An ode to joy, a tree of life, a universal cultural symbol.”
From project to Expo 2015” exhibition at the Quirinal Palace, which launched on 7th November and will remain open until 15th January 2014. The building, which expected to be finished by March 2014, is to cost €44 million, plus a €14 million, enormously striking, tree-like roof.