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Spain Pavilion Expo 2015

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Milan - IT

Competition

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Spain Pavilion Expo 2015

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Milan - IT

It seems that if this is an Expo in which the motto is "Feed the planet", Spain, as the main vegetable garden in Europe, has a lot to say. But if we inquire about what is the avant-garde of current food technological development, we will see that without a doubt it is found in the surfaces of greenhouses, where production triples and water consumption is negligible due to the use of multiple state-of-the-art hydroponic systems.

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Matura material, raw material

 

"the mysterious production of... nature"

Andrew Bird

 

It seems that if this is an Expo in which the motto is "Feed the planet", Spain, as the main vegetable garden in Europe, has a lot to say. But if we inquire about what is the avant-garde of current food technological development, we will see that without a doubt it is found in the surfaces of greenhouses, where production triples and water consumption is negligible due to the use of multiple state-of-the-art hydroponic systems. And Spain is, after China, the second country in the world in production under greenhouse, close to 70,000 hectares, and the technology that is developed in them is one of the most interesting and advanced among all the fields of modern science. There is a huge science also sheltered under the term greenhouse, and in this research will be the key to the future of the planet's nutrition, with guaranteed productions due to climate control and minimum water consumption.

 

For this reason, the decision of how the Spanish Pavilion should be at this Expo seemed very evident to us from the beginning: a large greenhouse. A large greenhouse that borrows the mainexisting agricultural technologies: firstly as an exhibition-exposed space, that is, an exhibitor that exhibits itself. And secondly, because the purpose of these places is to create nature and that is reflected in the intrinsic beauty of these greenhouses and systems, so evident to anyone who has ever entered one of them, where smells, colors and shadows are mixed creating a set that if we control it by making all of it accentuate, we can achieve something that surpasses any sensation that it may offer. Architecture by itself, because it will be an experience in which the nature that is housed there will enter through eyes, ears, hands, nose, and mouth.

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Spain Pavilion EXPO 2015

Expo 2015 Pavilion

Competition 2014

 

Client: Acción Cultural Española

Surface: 2.500 m2

Location: Milan, Italy

 

Project leaders

Pablo Oriol, Fernando Rodríguez, José Selgas, Lucía Cano

Collaborators

Pastora Cotero, Inés Olavarrieta, Pablo Sequero, Guillermo Avanzini, Carmen Sanz, Teresa Carro, María Domínguez

Consultants

Trazados, Fhecor, Raza Nostra, Gráfica Futura, SD Partners Milano

Model

FRPO