Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio


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The competition project for the Lithuanian pavilion at the EXPO Milan 2015 has been designed to express the Lithuanian approach to the EXPO theme “feeding the planet, energy for life”.02-Lithuanian-Pavilion-Expo-2015-by-Vilnius-Architecture-Studio

The concept idea of the Lithuanian pavilion –Growing Lithuania- is to describe the different components of its society through the evolution process started from a modest agricultural past and landed in a high-tech present and future.

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The renovation of Lithuanian society brought the Country to develop and enlarge food biotechnologies industry and to become World leader in the production and innovation in laser technologies.

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Representing past and future melt together not only in exhibition elements but as well in building shape and morphology has given a strong identity to the entire site. The exhibition starts even before entering the pavilion: the vegetables garden shows the main elements of the Lithuanian traditional alimentation.

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A fresh and shaded square at ground floor is the starting and ending point of the entire pavilion experience: a relax point where to share the knowledge and to taste dishes as well. In a one way route, it is possible to find at the first floor the exhibition main halls focusing on the future of Lithuanian growth.

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A central circular element works as a vertical distributor bringing the visitor to the upper terrace which offers a special view on the entire EXPO; it can bring as well to the multifunctional space or to the restaurant and shop at ground floor.

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All the administrative functions are located in the backside ground floor, directly connected with all the pavilion hot spots.

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Considering the importance for a temporary building like a pavilion to be fast buildable and removable, the structure has been designed entirely in wood in a “screws and bolts” building site so to shorten to the minimum the time required.

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Location: Milan, Italy
Architects: Vilnius Architecture Studio
Project manager: Vytautas Lukosevicius
Project Team: Aurimas Syrusas, Luca Schiavone, Vutautas Lukoševicius
Size: < 1000 m2
Year: 2014
Status: Competitions
Client: Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania

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