Competition [MILAN] World Expo Pavilion

SubmissionNovember 5, 2014
RegistrationOctober 31, 2014
Language: English
Location: Milan, Italy
Prizes1st Prize $ 3.500     2nd Prize $ 1.700    3rd Prize $ 800
Type: Open competition for architects and architecture students.

The aim of this International Competition is to design an Information Pavilion within the World Expo Park in Milan.

This competition hopes to achieve the following: 

_Encourage and reward design excellence which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the World Expo theme. 
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the World Expo. 
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy, The city proper has a population of 1.3 million, whilst the Milan metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million.

The city is a major world fashion and design capital. There also important museums, theatres and world recognised landmarks such as the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Milan attracts over 6 million visitors a year. 

Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012, and will be hosted by Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015. 

The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. 

Attendants to the Expo are expected to include over 130 countries plus a significant number of international organisations.