In honor of American Independence Day, I wanted to give you some details about the US Pavilion at the Milan Expo! In contrast to the USA pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 (I’ll give you a better comparative study another day), this pavilion not only has corporate sponsors but also government funds which enables more creativity and flexibility in the design process. The building’s design – a very simple two-story building with a linear stacked design – boasts one of the world’s largest vertical gardens that flex horizontally to catch the sun’s rays. Designed to mimic the structure of a barn, the pavilion’s theme of “farm to table” food is part of the US’s mission to work with companies and nations to use simple farming, good nutrition, and agricultural engineering to feed the world’s 9 billion people by 2050.
Follow the USA pavilion on Instagram @usapavilion2015 to see today’s US-sponsored events – today they have marching bands, cheerleading, flash mobs, and cupcake sales in honor of the 4th. On their Instagram account you can also see a super quick behind the scenes look at the US pavilion.