UK Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan

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UK Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan

Feeding the Planet: New Italian Building – competition by Malcolm Reading Consultants

27 Aug 2014

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan News

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan Winners
Stage One and RISE Management Consulting have been appointed to deliver the UK Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.

The focal point of the UK Pavilion, designed by Wolfgang Buttress, will be a delicate and ethereal golden orb structure made of fine steel lattice based on an abstracted analogue of honeycomb.

The Hive will pulsate and buzz with the noise of a real bee colony. It plays on the parallels between bee and human societies.

Stage One, the company behind the Heatherwick’s Olympic Cauldron and the new permanent gallery at the Museum of London, where the Cauldron is now housed, will be responsible for the production.

RISE Management Consulting, which project managed the Serpentine Sackler Gallery by Zaha Hadid Architects and the Serpentine Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto Architects, will be the construction manager.

The project structure:

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan-

5 Mar 2014

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 Milan

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan Shortlist

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK PAVILION AT MILAN EXPO 2015 DESIGN COMPETITION

FASCINATING MIX OF MULTI-DISCIPLINARY TEAMS SELECTED

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) today announced the shortlist for the design competition for the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo.

The eight multi-disciplinary teams progressing to the second stage of the competition are (in alphabetical order with team lead first):

• AL_A with The Nature Conservancy, The Future Laboratory, Exposure, Gross.max, Woodroffe Bassett, AKT II and Max Fordham

• Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Studio Myerscough with Eckersley O’Callaghan, Atelier 10, Gillespies, Richard Greenwood and Scan Lab

• Asif Khan with Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Josh Schowald, AKT II, Atelier Ten, AECOM, iart, iLUKA, Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Andrew Pimbly and The Skinny Bib

• Barber & Osgerby with Universal Design Studio, Imperial College, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, MAP, Gensler, Max Fordham, Arup, Lend Lease, Speirs and Major and B-Reel

• David Kohn Architects with Bompas & Parr, London Research Kitchen, Random International, Exploration Architecture, Max Fordham, Jane Wernick, Jonathan Cook Associated, Tristram Stuart/Feeding the 5000, Change performing arts, Nicola Twilley/Edible Geography and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

• Grant Associates with Wilkinson Eyre, Seawater Greenhouse, Cornwall Food Foundation, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, Thomas Matthews, Sennep, Five Hate and Buro Four

• Paul Cocksedge Studio with GrowUP and Arup

• Wolfgang Buttress Studio with Slow Food UK, Martin Dewey, Tristan Simmonds Studio, BDP, Clear Consultants, Professor Rudi Klein and Fleet River Music

Hannah Corbett, the UK Commissioner General and Project Director said:
“Feeding the planet is a global challenge for both the developed and emerging world and the UK has a powerful story to tell about how we are generating world-leading breakthroughs in agri-tech, plant science and animal health as well as food and drink.
The Milan Expo will be a unique opportunity for the UK to demonstrate our world class innovation and creativity to millions of people around the globe.
I have been impressed by the number of companies who applied and am delighted that the final list represents such a diverse cross-section of British talent.”

Malcolm Reading, architect and competition organiser said:
“The shortlist represents an inspiring mix of creative skills, combining design, content and interpretation and spanning a number of professional fields from architecture and music to agri-business, via engineering and story-telling.
“The collaborative approach rises to the challenge of making a memorable pavilion for Milan and our shortlist has great talent and energy.”

The Pavilion will showcase Britain’s contribution in research, innovation and entrepreneurship to the global challenges addressed by the Expo theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’. The British theme for the project is ‘Grown in Britain: Shared Globally’.

Twenty million visitors are expected to visit the six-month Expo in Italy, with more accessing the experiences and excitement online.

The teams now have until mid-April to develop concept designs to present to the competition Jury. A winner is expected to be announced in May.

9 Jan 2014

UK’s Pavilion – Expo 2015 Milan

Competition run by: Malcolm Reading Consultants

Location: Milan, Italy

Motto: Feeding the Planet

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) has been appointed to run the design competition for the UK Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan.

The two-stage competition has a fast-track timetable and will launch in the third week of January on a dedicated website. A winner will be selected by May 2014.

Milan Expo UK Pavilion 1
image : Malcolm Reading Consultants

Working to the Expo theme ‘Feeding the World: Energy for Life’, the UK Pavilion will showcase British creativity and innovation with a special focus on food, lifestyle, technology and sustainability.

The Pavilion will have a high visual impact and provide a distinctive visitor experience.

The Expo will run from 1st May to 31st October 2015 with over 20 million visitors projected.

The design competition seeks creative partnerships of designers, content providers and fabricators for the Pavilion, planned for the high-profile heart of the Expo site, neighbouring the major food-themed pavilions.

MRC will shape the design brief for the Pavilion, develop the design criteria, launch, promote and administer the competition.

MRC ran the competition for the hugely successful UK Pavilion for the Expo 2010 in Shanghai, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and awarded the Gold Medal for pavilion design by the Expo Bureau. It also won the prestigious annual award for international architecture, the Lubetkin Prize, given by the RIBA.

Malcolm Reading, Competition Organiser, said:

We are delighted to have been selected to find the team who will make Expo 2015 as memorable as Expo 2010 for the UK. Five years on from Shanghai, Expo 2015 in Milan is another terrific opportunity to show the world what makes our design and creative teams the best in class. The challenge is different but the impact will be just as compelling. We are looking for strong collaborations and skillful design leadership.

UK Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan images / information from Malcolm Reading Consultants


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