• SUSTAINABILITY
    IN BIG EVENTS


    Sustainability is the core value of Expo Milano 2015.
    Beyond the statement of this value, this Universal Exposition is engaged in making itself sustainable.

    As a matter of fact, the respect of the standards of sustainability has been applied also to the event itself through some actions to be effected for the entire lifecycle of the event, to prevent, mitigate and compensate the possible negative effects on the environment.

    What are these actions? How to make a Big Event sustainable?

    The intent to take part to a sustainable expo is concretized by the following initiatives: sustainable architecture of Self-Built Pa…

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  • CARBON
    FOOTPRINT


    The carbon footprint measures the impact of all human activities, as well as those one originated by human actions, on the production of carbon dioxide, the most responsible gas for climate change.
    The calculation of the carbon footprint includes the measurement of the greenhouse gases emitted along the entire lifecycle of a product from the raw material extraction to the final disposal.

    Because of the problems due to the excessive production of gases harmful for the planet it’s more and more urgent to be conscious of the carbon footprint originated by our daily habits.

    Regarding the eating habits,thanks to the app ‘P…

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  • CLIMATE CHANGE
    AND FOOD SAFETY


    Expo 2015, with its motto “Feeding the Planet, Energy for the life’, wants to raise awareness about two key issues: climate change and food safety.
    Climate change and food safety are tightly interconnected.
    For if on one side the increasing demand of food is at the origin of climatic change, on the other side the consequences of climate change are at the origin of the lack of food for some people.
    But what climate change and food safety exactly are?

    The climate change consists in the increase, in intensity and frequency, of natural disasters (hurricanes, storms, floods, drought, etc.), the increase of the level of the seas, desertification and lo…

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  • Leaders of the 'Towards a Sustainable Expo' programme


    Here the list of the Leaders, and the Special Mentions, for the 4 categories of the “Towards a Sustainable Expo” Programme:

    Category 1 – Design and Materials

    LEADERS AMONG COUNTRIES

     Austria
    The Exhibition area is covered by 48% of a small forest providing a temperature of about 5° less than outside, avoiding air conditioning. At the end of the Event the Pavilion will be dismantled and given back to the builder. The trees will be donated to a mountain museum.

    Brazil
    Brazil adopted several sustainable solutions (green roof, energy saving, reduction of the area that requires the…

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  • THE CONTEST


    The Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea and Expo 2015 Spa have launched the contest ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ directed to all the Participants as well as to all the other Companies and Organizations, taking part to Expo Milan 2015.
    Which is the purpose of this contest? To reduce to the least one their environmental impact during the Expo.
    Why participate? To become Players of the change and to compete to the nomination of Leaders as those who distinguish themselves in contributing to the real construction of a sustainable future.

    The…

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PARTECIPANT
FOCUS

  • Alitalia-Etihad

    The Alitalia Etihad pavilion is designed to be mounted and remounted. Its structure in prefabricated cement is characterized by a system of steel plates which constitute the constructive nodes that allow the skeleton of the pavilion to be assembled easily and quickly. The pavilion has also a double skin which characterizes its design but which also has the function…

  • Angola

    Angola, through its participation in Expo Milano 2015, wants to communicate the variety of its food production emphasizing, in the exhibition, cultural traditions and technological innovation. The visit begins with an installation of a stylized African Baobab that show the central role of women in Angola’s society through real stories.
    On the terrace are located, a garden with the cultivation…

  • Austria

    Austria takes part in Expo 2015 celebrating the most important nutrient for human beings as for the planet: air.
    With the claim “Air as Food “, the Austrian Pavilion welcomes the visitors in its wood, a wood that covers 48% of the Pavilion reflecting the configuration of the country itself. In fact, 47% of the austrian land is covered by…

  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan participates for the first time in a Universal EXPO. The concept of his pavilion, on one hand exploit national identity and traditions and on the other the show the innovation that currently characterizes the country.
    The Pavilion has also chosen to represent their wealth of biodiversity: Azerbaijan consist of nine of the eleven existing climates in the world.
    The design…

  • Bahrain

    The Pavilion of Bahrain highlights the historical and agricoltural resources of the country.
    The Pavilion is designed as a continuous outdoor landscape of ten distinctive fruit gardens, native to Bahrain, that will be fruit–bearing at different moments throughout the six-month duration of the exhibition.

    The fruit gardens are separated by white prefabricated concrete panels, in the shape of a labyrinth.

    The…

  • Belgium

    The Belgian Pavilion is shaped like a flower with a central part of glass, the petals of wood; the entrance corridor represents the stem.

    Belgium takes part in “Towards a Sustainable Expo” for all the categories of the contest.

    The main spaces of the Pavilion are divided into two parts: one part represents the tradition, shaped like of a typical farm…

  • Brazil

    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…

  • Carlsberg

    Carlsberg, in Expo with Birrificio Angelo Poretti, takes part in the Towards a Sustainable Expo programme with initiatives relating not only to the category dedicated to sustainable architecture but also for the other categories of the programme, such as: sustainability of food offered by catering and food services; sustainabilty of furniture, packaging, merchandising and of the organization of events…

  • Chile

    The wooden Pavilion of Chile proves the important environmental achievement of this country, whose forest area is increasing, in contrast with the deforestation in other areas of the planet.
    Chile takes part in the ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ programme with initiatives concerning all the categories:

    1) sustainable architecture of Self-Built Pavilions and exhibition areas;
    2) sustainability of the food provided by the…

  • Cir Food

    Cir Food is one of the largest and most influential food service companies in Italy, primarily serving schools, healthcare facilities and company cafeterias.
    Cir Food brings to Expo 2015 its commitment to combine sustainability and accessibility, in other words quality at reasonable cost.

    Cir Food takes part in the ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ programme for the following categories:
    sustainability of the food…

  • Coca Cola

    The Pavilion of Coca-Cola, with its simple and compact structure, has been designed from the very beginning to ensure the reuse of the entire building, in conformity with Expo 2015 directives.

    The second life of this Pavilion will be that of a basketball court.
    For this purpose everything has been conceived to be removable, therefore without any welding. It has been…

  • Colombia

    The Colombian Pavilion takes part in Expo 2015 highlighting the preciousness of a country where all the seasons coexist during the whole year.
    During the visit at the Pavilion it’s possible to cross the five “thermal floors” of the world thanks to an elevator that goes through them; an experience that describes this land marked by an extraordinary natural equilibrium.

    The…

  • COOP

    COOP takes part in the “Towards a Sustainable Expo” programme with initiatives concerning all the four categories.
    COOP exhibited innovative examples of alternative agriculture aimed at increasing cultivable surfaces and reducing water consumption (for example, self-sufficient floating greenhouses that purify sea water with solar energy, hydroponic vertical cultivation systems, sea farms, etc.).

    In addition, COOP set up many workshops for teachers…

  • Ecuador

    Ecuador participates for the first time in a World Universal Expo, bringing its rich biodiversity (from the mountains of the Andes to the Galapagos Islands, from the Amazon jungle to the coast). To a variety of climates corresponds a rich and varied food production of fruits, vegetables and fish: the country is a world leader in the export of…

  • Estonia

    The Estonia Pavilion attracts visitors’ attention to the swings that emerge from the wooden walls. The entire hall is built by interlocking modules of wood that, as superimposed boxes, form the “Gallery of Estonia” where, from ground floor up to the rooftop terrace, at the third level, recount a country where old traditions and nature come together with…

  • Eurochocolate – Lindt and Perugina

    Eurochocolate, through his twenty years experience in the construction of major events related to cocoa and chocolate, takes part in Expo with the design of the content, commercial management and events for Cluster of Cocoa and Chocolate.
    Eurochocolate also designed and built the pavilions “The Lindt Chocolate Factory” and “Baci Perugina” for which he decided to participate in the program…

  • France

    The French Pavilion is the stylized reproduction of various French landscapes.
    The Pavilion is made of wood and its shape is also due to exhibition requirements.

    Through the exhibition France proposes as solution to the challenge of a more sustainable world: the deployment of all the resources – locally and globally – above all those achieved from the scientific and technological…

  • Granarolo

    The installation of the Granarolo Pavilion intends to explore the theme of milk as a creative principle and reflect on the significance of this food as a primary source of nutrition for man. For this reason, the project takes the form of an artificial galaxy positioned along the Cardo exhibition route, which generates an immaterial space, a mysterious environment…

  • Israel

    The Israeli Pavilion stands out for its huge wall covered by a vertical garden.

    The garden is composed by different types of crops, typical of Israeli agriculture, that will change as the seasons pass. The irrigation system used to water the garden is the drop-by-drop irrigation technique, a technique that allows water recycling, an ideal solution for lands characterized by…

  • illy

    illy has curated the Coffee Custer at Expo working together with the International Coffee Organization, a space dedicated to coffee and the major producer countries.
    The Coffee Cluster will host the biggest celebration of coffee in history.

    illy participates in ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ for the categories concerning the sustainability of furniture, packaging, merchandising and of the organization of events outside…

  • Intesa San Paolo

    Intesa San Paolo, the Official Global Partner of Expo Milano 2015, takes part in this Universal Exhibition with two Pavilions: the larger one, called The waterstone”, hostes a branch of the bank and an exhibition space; the second and smaller one is the Self- Service Area, a reception and support service point with a terrace.

    Intesa San Paolo takes…

  • Ireland

    The Irish Pavilion is divided into three levels.
    The ground floor is dedicated to the exhibition about the natural heritage of the country and its commitment for a sustainable future.
    On the first floor there is a room that hosts business events and, lastly, the terrace where it’s possible to note the sail-shaped façade of the Pavilion. This characteristic is part…

  • Lavazza

    The smoke of the cup that turns into a whirlwind of words and images is the installation designed by Lavazza to welcome the visitors to the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2015.

    Lavazza aims to incorporate the model of “life cycle thinking” where sustainability is an integral part of the business, taking inspiration from the words of its founder: “I don’t…

  • Lithuania

    Lithuania takes part in ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ for the category of sustainable architecture and for the category concerning special environmental projects.

    The concept of the Pavilion wants to combine tradition and innovation: on one side the country’s rich tradition in agriculture and on the other side the country’s commitment to the development of innovative solutions in food production on…

  • Malaysia

    The Pavilion of Malaysia is divided into four seed-shaped structures.
    The seed, simple and strong at the same time, symbolises the growth and the potential within.
    This solution combines both scenic and architectural solutions dictated by sustainability.

    In fact, the external structure of the seeds is built with the “glulam”, an innovative and certified wood, made from sustainable local material.

    The Pavilion of…

  • Mexico

    The Mexican Pavilion stands out for its corn-shaped membrane that envelops the entire structure. This choice is coherent with the themes that Mexico has put at the center of its partecipation at Expo 2015: food, heritage and diversity.

    The respect of the principle of sustainability in the architectural and structural elements are represented by:
    – detailed analysis of the…

  • Monaco

    The Pavilion of the Principality of Monaco catches the visitors attention thanks to the originality of one of its architectural elements: freight containers.

    A part of the structure is made by a large number of containers and this represents both a sustainable solution and a symbolic choice.

    In fact, on one side, the containers symbolize the role of exchange of the…

  • New Holland

    Promoting sustainability in agriculture is the objective of the participation of New Holland at Expo 2015. The lush green roof and the methan-fueled tractor recall the model of a sustainable farm, independent from the fossil fuels thanks to bioenergy.

    Some of the sustainability aspects of this Pavilion have been:

    use of dry technology, which will allow an easier removal of the…

  • Oman

    The Pavilion of Oman brings to Expo 2015 the Omani pride for its typical forts and its mountains.
    From the aesthetic point of view, the building reproduces the stylistic features of Omani architecture, rethinking the constructive techniques according to the temporary nature of the structure.

    Oman is one of the country where the food scarcity has represented a major challenge and…

  • Qatar

    The Qatari Pavilion takes its inspiration from the Jefeer or basket that is central to the Qatari food story.
    Qatar takes part in the ‘Towards a Sustainable Expo’ programme with initiatives concerning the fourth category (other sustainable initiatives).
    Guided by the Qatar national vision 2030, the Pavilion covers the theme of sustainability, showing the importance of greenhouse technologies (i.e. the…

  • Sanpellegrino

    Sanpellegrino Group, Italy’s leading beverage company, is committed to raise awareness about the importance of water as vital resource and, therefore, to be protected.

    Piazzetta S. Pellegrino in Expo, in fact, is conceived as a place for events dedicated to the correct use of water resources.
    Sanpellegrino takes part in the ‘Towards a Sustainble Expo’ programme for the category concerning the…

  • Save the Children

    Save the Children participate to Expo with a “experiential village” made primarily of wood and characterized by an open space, permeable at entrances, with outdoor areas planted with gardens and orchards.
    The tour allows visitors to “twin up” with a child and to follow him in life in his village with the daily difficulties related to the search of food.
    Save…

  • Slovenia

    The aim of the Slovenian Pavilion is to stimulate the visitor’s senses.
    The senses are stimulated with ‘the Slovenian personal touch’, which means through the recipe proposed by this country whose resources and tradition allow a good quality of life.
    The Slovenian exhibition focuses on natural elements such as honey (Slovenia is one of the leaders in beekeeping), salt (slovenia is…

  • Spain

    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…

  • Triulza Foundation

    Triulza Foundation curates the Pavilion dedicated to civil society organizations, Cascina Triulza.

    Triulza Foundation participates in “Towards a Sustainable Expo” for the category concerning initiatives on sustainability.
    Here some of the most remarkable activities:
    – Charter of Values: the Foundation has formed an Ethics Commission in order to establish a Charter of Values to be signed by all participants in the activities…

  • Turkey

    Turkey Pavilion is organized as an open space with no barriers and great permeability for visitors. The pavilion is meant to represent the culture and nature of the country, with different exposure and a garden (with 50 pomegranates), surrounded by kiosks and market areas. Inside the Pavilion, Turkish exhibition shows culture between tradition, technology and innovation.

    Among the elements of…

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    The USA takes part in “Towards a Sustainable Expo” for the category of food&beverage e and for the fourth category concerning other initiatives on sustainability.
    The Pavilion has been designed from the beginning with attention to sustainability (e.g. a large Smart Glass installation on the terrace, the vertical farm and an efficient watering system). In particular, the project has followed…

  • Vanke

    China Vanke Pavilion, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, stands out with an external façade that recalls the image of a dragon: it is made up of 4,000 sheets of metallic red, the so called “dragon scales” characterized by high anti-pollution and self-cleaning performances. In fact, produced with the innovative Bios Self-Cleaning, these ceramic components, in the presence of sunlight,…

  • World Association of Agronomists

    The concept underlying the project of the Pavilion of the World Association of Agronomists is the Global Farm 2.0, i.e. the model of a farm that collects the legacy of the past, in terms of materials and constructive tecniques, and launches agronomic research towards sustainability challenges of the new millennium.

    This Pavilion, with its ‘hall of thought’, is designed as…


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    Partake is the App that makes you understand how to reduce your Carbon Footprint (CFP).
    What is the impact of the food production and of our eating habits on the accumulation of carbon dioxide emissions? Thanks to the information and the games included in this app you will easily find it out!

     

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    The Guidelines also provides a close examination on how the different phases of the lifecycle of some foods contribute the CFP: agriculture and processing; packaging for sale and transportation; transportation; storage and distribution;…

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    You can also see the videos of the events (workshops, solar kiosk…) realized in the last months.
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Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Energia
Density Design
Supervisor:
Michele Merola
Matteo Zanchi
Visual:
Federica Bardelli
Carlo De Gaetano
Texts:
Maddalena Licciardi
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The Clocksmiths & Karol Sudolski