- Exhibition centre
Expo 2015 (officially Universal Exposition Milan 2015) is the universal exposition happening in Milan from May 1st to October 31st, 2015. The area chosen for the event is the north-western area of Milan. It occupies 110 hectars near the new exposition site of Fiera Milano. The area was previously occupied by industrial production establishments and then destined to agricultural purposes for both logistic and council services.
The exposition area is organised as an isle surrounded by a water canal. It is divided in two perpendicular axes that recall the two main roads in Roman times, cardo and decumanus. Electrix has worked in all the pavilions, including Japan, that is made of 17 thousands interlocked wood pieces. They allows the passage of sunlight and the building occupies 4.170 m2, with a wide entrance that recalls the ones of the houses in Kyoto. In addition to natural materials, such as bamboo and wood, information technologies and saving energy systems do not lack.