China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Photo by: Sergio Grazia

Solution

China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Milan, Italy

Market: Cultural

Client

Studio Link-Arc, LLC
Tsinghua University

Completion

2015

Awards

2016 Wood Design Award, Beauty of Wood - Innovation, Woodworks
2016 Most Innovative Project Award ((less than $100 million), Architectural Engineering Institute
2016 Gold Engineering Excellence Award, ACEC Massachusetts
2016 Awards of Merit for Structural Systems Design and Architectural Engineering Integration, Architectural Engineering Institute
2015 Class Expo Pavilion Heritage Award, Class Editori
2015 Bronze Medal, Architecture Category, Bureau of International Expositions
China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015
China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Photo by: Sergio Grazia

China Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Photo by: Sergio Grazia

Expanding on Expo Milano 2015’s theme, Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life, China Pavilion focuses on sustainability and coexistence of nature and city. The undulating roof structure appears to float above the “Land of Hope” while it transitions from an angular profile suggestive of a city skyline to flowing curves representing mountains and nature. SGH designed the structure and consulted on the schematic building enclosure design for the project.