Spain brings to Expo the fusion of tradition and innovation, made visible also from the architectural point of view: the Pavilion, in fact, consists of two big structures, one made of wood, to symbolize the tradition, and the other one made of steel, innovation.
The lung of the Spanish Pavilion is represented by the patio composed of orange trees. Orange tree if the symbol of Iberian identity.
The patio is one of the external parts of this Pavilion that has plenty of outdoor space. This choice has been made to minimize the use of air conditioning.
The other solutions adopted to meet the needs of sustainabilty, architecturally, have been:
predominant use of wood (for structures, itinerary, etc), with a sustainable supply chain Wood, in fact, is one of the more sustainable, durable and resistant material and it’s ideal for green building;
compact or alveolarpolycarbonate closures. Polycarbonate is an eco-efficient, durableandimpact-resistant material; withgood visibilityandlighttransmission and with an excellent heat resistance;
efficient sunscreenthanks tointernal blinds (in coverage);
presence of hydroponic pergola with strawberries that, together with the orange trees, act as a shield fo solar radiation. Hydroculture is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil;
use of energy-efficient lighting systems and equipment and water-saving technologies.