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Pavilion: LITHUANIAN PAVILION EXPO 2015 by VILNIUS ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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”.

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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.

Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio
Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio
Lithuanian Pavilion Expo 2015 by Vilnius Architecture Studio

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