Milan World Expo 2015 was a major great event, not only the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life but great architectural expressive pavilions. One of my favourites was the UAE Pavilion, Designed by Foster + Partners. (Also featured on Architizer >> Link )
Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form. There was a fun interaction with the visitors while waiting for the first part of the exhibition, a movie called ‘A Family Tree’ that tells a story of a palm tree that ties in a family’s history.
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