Archinect - News 2015-09-05T12:12:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way Justine Testado 2015-05-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T21:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7kq0au3xfoboefx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since breaking ground last summer, the U.S. Pavilion -- titled &ldquo;American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet" -- has opened to the public at the Milan Expo 2015, which is now in its first week. The U.S. joins the more than 140 participating countries that prepared exhibitions and pavilions that respond to the Expo's overall theme of "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses the global issue of food security, access, and the ideal goal to nutritiously feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050.</p><p>Designed by New York-based <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a>, the pavilion puts on display America's pivotal role in the future of food that emphasizes "openness, transparency and accessibility" in an exhibition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Thinc Design</a>. The open barn-inspired structure includes a harvestable hydroponic vertical farm and "uniquely American" (if not consumerist-enticing) features like an expansive boardwalk and a series of food trucks.</p><p>Check out photos of the fully constructed pavilion and more detai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126374667/identity-parade-the-usa-pavilion-and-its-neighbors-at-expo-milano-2015 Identity Parade: The USA Pavilion and its Neighbors at Expo Milano 2015 Alexander Walter 2015-04-28T18:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T18:13:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92edb5e6eaef5c6dbe79cc94a953b06d.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Biber can see Russia from his roof. Mr. Biber, the architect of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the world&rsquo;s fair that is racing to meet its opening date on Friday, also has a good view of Kuwait next door and Iran across the street. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s really a kind of identity parade,&rdquo; Mr. Biber, 62, said about the jumble. [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s every nation attempting to express itself in a building. It is the very best and very worst of design you&rsquo;re going to see in its concentrated form.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A preview of Biber Architects&rsquo; USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 201</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125532138/los-angeles-envisions-the-first-decentralized-world-s-fair-yes-including-hyperloop Los Angeles envisions the first "decentralized" World's Fair (yes, including Hyperloop) Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T12:55:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eiwto8d5u6oy3axz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of venture capitalists, architects, engineers, and marketing gurus, under the name Los Angeles World's Fair (LAWF), are brewing plans for a two-year fair showing off the technology and culture of the future&mdash;including a Hyperloop, &ldquo;3D-printed gourmet delicacies,&rdquo; and self-driving cars. Theme: "The Connected City." Right now, they're trying to pull together $100,000 on Indiegogo to support economic and architectural feasibility studies for their plans [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Visit (and support if you're so inclined) the initiative's Indiegogo campaign <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/los-angeles-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124377725/jacques-herzog-calls-2015-milan-expo-a-wasted-opportunity-to-reinvent-the-world-s-fair Jacques Herzog calls 2015 Milan Expo a wasted opportunity to reinvent the World's Fair Justine Testado 2015-04-02T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-07T12:32:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmjiy8zscf5jjwip.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'The content of the exhibitions should make the countries look different, not the size of their pavilions. Also we felt that this expo would be exactly the right place to start focusing on content, because it simply seems embarrassing to address this very important topic and at the same time built enormous, dramatically curved pavilions with facades in wavy plastic or with spectacular waterfalls or whatever.' - Jacques Herzog</p></em><br /><br /><p>In <a href="http://www.uncubemagazine.com/sixcms/detail.php?id=15358283&amp;articleid=art-1425303037595-e330263a-ce42-485c-b9ea-acd0290cdbf2#!/page52" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a recent interview</a> with Berlin-based architecture magazine <em>Uncube</em>, Jacques Herzog dishes in on why he ditched the 2015 Milan Expo back in 2011, along with the rest of the masterplanning team that included Stefano Boeri, William McDonough, Ricky Burdett, and Herzog's own firm Herzog &amp; de Meuron. In the interview, Herzog believes the Expo organizers weren't "powerful or courageous enough" to convince their own organization to support their "radically new" content-focused master plan in an attempt to redesign the world exhibition, as opposed to the traditional model of showcasing national pavilions. With the Milan Expo coming up in May, Herzog expects it to be yet another "vanity fair".</p><p>You can find some of the Milan Expo pavilion proposals <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/354333/milan-expo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-33122-architect-milan-expo-a-bore-and-waste-of-money/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">constructionweekonline</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119270281/keep-china-s-expo-pavilions-weird Keep China's Expo pavilions "weird" Alexander Walter 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T16:30:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54febbd0f984f2bd56d5970d6c8bc027.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For six months starting on May 1st, Milan is hosting the World Expo, which has been held every five years since 1851 as a showcase for human progress. [...] Of the 53 countries constructing pavilions, China&nbsp;is&nbsp;building not one, but five.&nbsp;[...] Like many pavilions in the Expo, the designs of the Chinese-sponsored buildings are nothing if not adventurous&mdash;even though president Xi Jinping has called for an end to &ldquo;weird architecture&rdquo; [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111679285/end-of-weird-architecture-in-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">End of weird architecture in China?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114043426/upcoming-iidexcanada-2014-adds-gehry-partners-david-mirvish-david-nam-as-keynote-speakers Upcoming IIDEXCanada 2014 adds Gehry Partners’ David Mirvish + David Nam as keynote speakers Justine Testado 2014-11-19T15:48:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T16:36:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u51ddmh5vyk3sb9p.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IIDEXCANADA is almost here! Canada's national architecture and design expo and conference will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 3-4. The two-day event is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize with over 20,000 fellow attendees. Over 350 exhibitors, more than 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines in the architecture and design community will be featured this year.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/23mygi977zzx0e3x.jpg"></p><p>It's almost a lineup of Davids for the 2014 keynote speakers. Joining <a href="http://rockwellgroup.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rockwell</a> and <a href="http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> are David Mirvish and David Nam of <a href="https://www.foga.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a>.&nbsp; Mirvish and Nam will be in conversation with Globe and Mail Publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley about Mirvish's new development, Mirvish + Gehry Toronto.</p><p>Read more about <a href="http://www.iidexcanada.com/2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDEXCANADA</a> and how to register over on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/upcoming_iidexcanada_2014_adds_gehry_partners_david_mirvish_david_nam_as_ke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108110602/iidexcanada-2014-expo-to-feature-david-rockwell-and-daniel-libeskind-as-keynote-speakers IIDEXCanada 2014 expo to feature David Rockwell and Daniel Libeskind as keynote speakers Justine Testado 2014-09-03T17:43:00-04:00 >2014-11-19T15:52:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8p40ks13uep1mhxc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/iidexcanada_2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IIDEXCanada</a>, the country's national architecture and design expo and conference, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, North Building on December 3-4.</p><p>The two-day event will include over 350 exhibitors, over 50 accredited seminars, and special feature exhibitions on multiple disciplines in the architecture and design community -- making the expo a great big opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and socialize. Another thing to make note of: <a href="http://rockwellgroup.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Rockwell</a> and <a href="http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind</a> are this year's keynote speakers.</p><p>"Attendees include professionals from the fields of interior design, architecture, construction, project management, property management, facility management, real estate, development, lighting, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, education, workplace, landscape, retail, industrial, textile and materials. Our 350 exhibitors feature products and services in the same fields...The event embodies all areas of design, real estate and con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102774988/expo-2015-latvia-pavilion-proposal EXPO 2015 LATVIA Pavilion Proposal Evgeni Leonov 2014-06-26T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-26T12:56:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/37cqjxlnj9tnsyr5.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The pavilion offers an open space towards the world where, like apiary ecosystem, people have an opportunity for effective and natural cultural exchange, socializing and cognition of Latvian values.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>EXPO 2015 LATVIA Pavilion Proposal</strong></p><p>The pavilion offers an open space towards the world where, like apiary ecosystem, people have an opportunity for effective and natural cultural exchange, socializing and cognition of Latvian values.</p><p>The pavilion consists of three basic elements: The interior of the cell, open outdoor space and its unifying "natural channel". The interaction of these elements form a continuous story, where every visitor finds Latvian value, which is close himself.</p><p>The pavilion is singing Apiary - a symphony of natural sounds in every cell, but the roof stage used for artist performances.</p><p>The interior shaped like a hive, where each cell displays the Latvian natural ecosystems - the sea, forest, freshwater, marshes, meadows and land. Each cell has a singing - the sound of according ecosystem - winds, trees, waves, birds - a special symphony composed by the nature. Interactive digital horizon allows you to explore the Latvian culture, nature and traditions of food synergy....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88153937/dubai-chosen-for-world-expo-2020-with-hok-led-master-plan Dubai chosen for World Expo 2020 with HOK-led master plan Justine Testado 2013-12-05T18:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:13:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdp736jptmbmnjxk.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dubai won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, being the first Middle Eastern city selected in the Expo's 160-year history. HOK, in partnership with Populous and Arup, led the design team that developed the master plan, themed "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future." Their proposal won against those from Brazil, Russia, and Turkey. The 1,082-acre (438-hectare) Expo site is equidistant from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and near the Jebel Ali Port.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul30ndh242zrqqin.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs7dd5gvdxppm7cm.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>Images: HOK</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80399280/kazakhstan-s-astana-world-expo-2017-competition-attracts-big-international-names Kazakhstan’s Astana World Expo 2017 Competition Attracts Big International Names Justine Testado 2013-08-26T21:36:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T13:57:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wd/wd6hjaqdgau47gfn.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's one step closer to finding the best design for the International Specialized Exposition (EXPO) 2017 exhibition site in Astana, Kazakhstan&mdash;the country's first world fair. For starters, some of the final designs include COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, UNStudio, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Zaha Hadid Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85523503/adrian-smith-gordon-gill-wins-kazakhstan-astana-world-expo-2017-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill wins Kazakhstan Astana World Expo 2017 competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74509254/schmidt-hammer-lassen-breaks-ground-on-green-valley-project-in-shanghai schmidt hammer lassen Breaks Ground on Green Valley Project in Shanghai Alexander Walter 2013-06-03T14:33:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T01:05:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/sw3fyo8ck321ppgu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects together with local architects East China Architecture and Design Institute, and Shanghai Expo Construction Development Company last week celebrated the ground breaking for, and start of construction of, the new Green Valley project on the site of the former 2010 Shanghai Expo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/61465927/architectural-remnants-of-world-s-fairs-passed Architectural Remnants Of World's Fairs Passed Archinect 2012-11-15T18:58:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:04:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6xb0w0psqi4c0oq.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Some of the most important architects of the 19th and 20th centuries were commissioned to construct fair pavilions, dazzling, unusual structures incorporating the most cutting-edge materials and engineering prowess possible at the time," Doskow writes in an artist statement. "Among them are McKim, Mead and White, Louis Sullivan, Gustave Eiffel, Le Corbusier, Ando, Mies van der Rohe and the landscaping of Frederick Law Olmsted."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58011089/mvrdv-s-almere-plan-wins-floriade-2022-competition MVRDV’s Almere Plan Wins Floriade 2022 Competition Alexander Walter 2012-09-25T14:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:54:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8ol6jgux1dakiyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dutch city of Almere has won the bid for the Floriade 2022 and will host the prestigious world horticultural expo in the year 2022. The exposition takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands and is currently ending in Venlo. The MVRDV-designed plan for Almere seeks to be not a temporary expo site but a lasting green Cit&eacute; Id&eacute;ale as an extension to the existing city center.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Almere/MVRDV concept beat out fierce competition from Boskoop with OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Groningen with West 8, and Amsterdam Bijlmer with MTD Landscape Architect.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47984183/one-ocean-soma-s-thematic-pavilion-for-the-2012-expo-opens-in-yeosu-korea ONE OCEAN, soma’s Thematic Pavilion for the 2012 EXPO Opens in Yeosu, Korea Alexander Walter 2012-05-10T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-05-12T00:05:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gv5mrzn4qdu3toe1.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Thematic Pavilion &ldquo;ONE OCEAN&ldquo; for the 2012 EXPO in Yeosu, South Korea [...] is scheduled to open later this week, May 12. The pavilion, a permanent building and one of the major facilities for the Yeosu EXPO, was designed by Austrian firm soma who won the international competition for the assignment back in 2009. The pavilion's exhibitions will give the visitors overview and introduction to the EXPO&rsquo;s theme, The Living Ocean and Coast.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40854247/construction-photos-of-soma-s-thematic-yeosu-expo-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Construction Photos of soma&rsquo;s Thematic Yeosu EXPO Pavilion</a> (includes a video animation of the bionic kinetic facade).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40854247/construction-photos-of-soma-s-thematic-yeosu-expo-pavilion Construction Photos of soma’s Thematic Yeosu EXPO Pavilion Alexander Walter 2012-03-09T19:54:00-05:00 >2012-03-14T13:34:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p014567z6hlvnk6d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Austrian firm soma is updating us on the latest construction status of their &ldquo;One Ocean&ldquo; Thematic Pavilion for the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. The pavilion is a major and permanent building for the Expo and is scheduled for official opening on May 12, 2012. [...] The building will house two kinds of exhibitions that will give the visitors an introduction to the EXPO&rsquo;s theme, The living Ocean and Coast.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/3584279/results-for-the-instant-house-competition-are-in Results for the Instant House Competition Are In Alexander Walter 2011-04-20T17:34:14-04:00 >2011-04-21T10:24:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cjaycvmy4ws84oj.jpg" width="514" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest Instant House competition, design for a public pavillion for the 2015 biennale in Milan, Italy, the results have been announced: The 1st Prize goes to Fabrizio Fiscaletti (Italy), the 2nd Prize to Iris Hilton (France), and the 3rd Prize has been given to Stefano Tropea (Italy), Mikel Martinez (Spain) and Thomas Dieben (The Netherlands).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>