The Angolan Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015


Sport & Wellness, Pavilions, Expo,

The Angolan pavilion was one of the first three pavilions completed for Expo 2015. The African country chose the theme: "Food and Culture: Educate to Innovate", proposed in an architectural concept based on a reproduction of the African baobab: the imbondeiro.

The Angolan Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

The Angolan pavilion was one of the first three to be completed for Expo 2015, extending over a 2000 sqm surface 3 storeys high with a patio at the top. The structure will be easy to dismantle and rebuild in another location; it is made of sustainable materials and contains stylised versions of traditional elements from African history.
Offering visitors to Expo Milano 2015 an opportunity to experience life in Angola is the goal of the African nation’s pavilion at the World’s Fair.
The theme "Food and Culture: Educate to Innovate" is represented in a cultural and gastronomic voyage starting with the African baobab, the imbondeiro: a sacred tree in the country and a key to the architectural concept of the pavilion.
Pavilion designer Paula Nascimento was awarded a special mention in the Italcementi Group’s ArcVision Prize for Women and Architecture on March 6.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Expo 2015



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