It’s an enormous, creative and recreational net that draws the attention of the visitors as soon as they get close to the Pavilion of Brazil.
This net, with both physical and symbolic value, covers the outdoor exposure of some typical Brazilian plants and cultures. The net is one of the elements of the Brazilian Pavilion planned to be dismantle and reallocated elsewhere. The hypothesis of reallocation is in a playground in Milan. But this is not the only element of sustainability as the most part of the materials – the responsibles of the Pavilion explain us – are recyclable or they contain some recyclable elements (certified).
The recycling and the re-use of the materials, in fact, have been the basic parameters for the design of the Pavilion according to the principle of sustainability.
The other solutions concerning the sustainability have been:
• use of dry technology, that foresees the possibility to selectively get off and re-use almost all the
elements of the architectural wrap and the supporting structure;
• use of insulators such us: glass wool, produced in Italy and composed by 80-90% of recycled glass; and cork (also used as covering), 100% natural, certified and coming from Portugal. This production has been selected considering its relevance for the Iberian territory both from the socio-economic and ecological point of view;
• reduction of the area that requires the air-conditioning system, since the two-thirds of the Pavilion are open; moreover the air-conditioning is realized with a state-of-the-art equipment, reducing at the very last one the energy consumption;
• use of temperature sensors for each room and use of tents, linked to a weather control unit, activated when necessary; presence of skylights open at night for the night-time ventilation.