- Livegreenblog Spanish pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
On our first visit to Expo Milano 2015 Livegreenblog dropped into the Spanish pavilion, a semi-open and cheerful building made from natural, recycled materials that welcome visitors with style and invite them for a voyage of food.
The construction designed by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos focuses on three core themes: the food chain, the quality and diversity of the Spanish diet and cuisine, and sustainable agriculture and farming as a tool to preserve the landscape, heritage and development of alternative models of sustainable tourism.
Accompanied by an art installation “El Viaje del Sabor” created specifically for the purpose by multidisciplinary artist Antoni Miralda, famous for his food-based installations, you venture into the world of Spanish food and cuisine: a colourful, engaging trip for the whole family, which gets across the values and importance of food production in Spain, and reaches out to the landscapes and traditions that need protection.
The sustainability of the Spanish pavilion is reflected in the choice of material: 8000 square metres of plywood panels sourced from certified forests. The pavilion is dry-assembled, making it easy to dismantle and reassemble so almost fully reusable and it is inspired by a double-nave greenhouse.
A tip for our readers: after visiting the pavilion and observing all the virtual food, drop into the bar and enjoy some real Tapas!
Spanish Pavilion - http://www.pabellonespana2015.com/
Project: studio b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
Artist: Antoni Miralda
Location: Expo Milano 2015
Photography: © Gianluca Giordano