[MILAN] World Expo Pavilion

Projet ///

INTRODUCTION
Milan est la deuxième ville la plus peuplée en Italie. La ville proprement dite a une population de 1,3 millions d'euros, tandis que la zone métropolitaine de Milan a une population de plus de 4 millions. 

Milan est la ville de la mode et la capitale du design. Il y a egalement d'importants musées, théâtres et des monuments mondialement reconnus tels que la cathédrale de Milan, qui est la cinquième plus grande cathédrale au monde et Santa Maria delle Grazie, décorée avec des peintures de Leonardo da Vinci et un site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Milan attire de plus de 6 millions de visiteurs par an. 

L'Expo Universelle 2015 sera accueilli par la ville de Milan, en Italie, entre le 1er mai et le 31 Octobre 2015. Le thème choisi pour 2015 Milan Exposition universelle est Nourrir la planète, énergie pour la vie. Ceci comprend la technologie, l'innovation, la culture, les traditions et la créativité et la façon dont ils se rapportent à la nourriture et l'alimentation.

Les préposés à l'Expo devraient inclure plus de 130 pays, plus un nombre important d'organisations internationales.

OBJECTIF DE CE CONCOURS
Le but de ce concours international est de concevoir un Pavillon d'Information dans le Parc de l'Expo Universelle à Milan. Ce concours espère atteindre les objectifs suivants:   

_Encourager et récompenser la recherche d'idées intégrant les différentes contraintes d'une telle réalisation tel que la fonction, la structure et les détails en harmonie avec l'esprit du thème de l'Expo Universelle.  
_Recherche et étudier les diverses possibilités de combinaisons pour créer un pavillon d'information qui sera utilisé par les visiteurs pendant l'Exposition universelle.
_Encourage L'emploi de la conception durable dans tous les aspects de la proposition.

STRUCTURE DU CONCOURS
Il s'agit d'un concours en une seule étape dont le but est de récolter des propositions et de retenir la plus appropriée, répondant la mieux aux objectifs généraux et spécifiques du concours.

Les propositions ne serviront pas à la construction du Pavillon, [AC-CA]™ organise des Concours d'idées afin de les promouvoir dans diverses publications et auprès de ses partenaires.  

Media Sponsors ///


Calendrier ///

_Annonce Officielle du Concours - 08 Juillet 2014

_Début du Concours & des pré-inscriptions - du 10 Juillet au 11 Août 2014

_Début des inscriptions générales - du 12 Août au 12 Septembre 2014

_Début des inscriptions tardives - du 13 Septembre au 31 Octobre 2014

_Date limite pour les questions - 15 Octobre 2014

_Date de clôture des rendus - 05 Novembre 2014

_Évaluation du jury - du 10 Novembre au 17 Novembre 2014

_Résultats et Annonce des gagnants sur www.ac-ca.org - 20 Novembre 2014

 

Jury ///

_Damiano Barile - Architect (Italian)

_Guergana Tileva - Architect (Bulgarian)

_Georgina Rose Barthram - Architect (British) 

 

Prix & Publication ///

Les gagnants recevront des prix totalisant 6,000 US$ dont la distribution sera la suivante:

 1 er PRIX:: 3,500 US$ (trois mille cinq cents US dollars)

 2 ème PRIX: 1,700 US$ (mille sept cents US Dollars)

 3 ème PRIX: 800 US$ (huit cents US Dollars)

7 mentions honorables

Publication: 

1 er Prix, 2ème Prix et 3e prix seront publiés dans les magazines d'Architecture suivants, ainsi que sur le site [AC-CA]™:

• aMush Magazine (Maroc)

• e-architect Architecture News (UK)

 Concept Magazine (Corée)

• thecompetitionsblog.com Competition blog Announcement (Espagne)

• Monitor International Magazine (Allemagne, France, Russie)

• A+E Magazine (Maroc)

• ASK Magazine (Egypte)

• Architme.RU Magazine (Russie)

• Future Arquitecturas Architecture Magazine (USA & Chine)

• Positive Art Magazine (Italie, Allemagne, UK)

 

FAQ ///

(En anglais seulement)

Will site drawing and photos be provided for this competition?
There is no CAD file of site or site photographs provided as the specific placement area or spot for the pavilion is open to participants as mentioned in the competition brief "The Information Pavilion to be designed can be erected in any of the different zones within the main axis (Cardo and Decumano)".

What is the width of the Cardo and Decumano?
The width in approximately 35m.

Will participants be provided the Cardo and Decumano image in high-resolution?
Unfortunately, We can not provide the image of the Cardo and Decumano axis in high resolution, however you can find the image of this on the World Expo's website (for information only).

Should we keep the tensile structure observed all along the Cardo and Decumano as shown on the master plan of the expo site or are we allowed to ignore this for our proposal to allow our design to be seen from a distance as required in the brief?
Participants can ignore this tensile structure if they wish, however for those who wish to keep the tensile structure the approximately height is 9m in the middle of the axis and 6.50m by the pillars.

What is the dimension between the pillars?
The distance between the pillars are approximately 8m.

Are sunken platform below ground level allowed as part of any design proposal?
Yes, this is allowed as no restriction is specified.

What is exactly referred to as the different zones of the Cardo and Decumano axis?
The main Expo streets or boulevards of Cardo and Decumano which cross each other consist of different designated or sub-divided zones for pavilions within the Expo. The Cardo for Italian and region pavilions and Decumano for the world or international pavilions. The intersection symbolises where "the world meets Italy".

Can the proposed pavilion building be on the corner of any of the cross axis of the Cardo and Decumanus pedestrian road or can we use any of the spaces along this axis such as the ones given for the international pavilions?
The information pavilion should be on the pedestrian "Cardo and Decumano" axis to give it a good visual or vantage position so it can be seen by visitors.

Should the spaces specified in the program be designed as indoor or outdoor spaces or a combination of both?
The proposed pavilion should be mainly protected from natural elements (rain,sun and wind) which mean it be a combination of open, closed and semi-enclosed areas depending on your design. 

I have a question about the location of the Information Pavilion. Can I develop my project on the middle where the two main streets (Cardo and Decumano) will cross?
Yes it's possible however, the middle of the intersection of Cardo and Decumano is part of the access and circulation path and a symbolic area where "Italy meets the World".

Is the entire Cardo and Decumano axis covered and what material has been used in covering of the main streets of the Cardo and Decumano?
Cardo and Decumano, main axes of the Expo Site (Cardo is 350 meters long, Decumano is 1.5 km) with total covered total surface of 80,000 sqm is covered by reuseable light-catching stripes of fabric shade sails. However, we can not specify the exact type of fabric used.

Should the proposed structure be one that would be permanent or would it be disassembled after the Expo?
The structure will be remove after the exhibition.

How many ATM machines should be provided included for use by visitors?
We recommend at least four (4) ATM machines.

Must the total area be 200 m2 or can it be larger?
The total area as mentioned in the brief is approximately 200m2. We expect the design proposal to be within this.

Can the Pavilion design occupy two levels or just on a single ground level?
There is no restrictions regarding the number of levels, which means participants can design the information pavilion to occupy more than one level.

Should we design public toilets as part of the Information Pavilion?
No, participants do NOT need to include any public toilet part of the Information Pavilion design proposal as these will be provided within the World Expo Park.

Who is supposed to use the Business Centre area within the Information Pavilion and how many people should it be designed for in terms of tables, chairs and computer workstations?
The Business Centre will be used mainly by professional visitors or delegates at the World expo and there are no restriction regarding the number of tables and computer workstations as this will depend on individual design or space allocation.

Is there any special and official regulation the Expo Milan 2015 established for the design of the official pavilions (for the participant countries) that we have to take in account to?
There are no regulations to be considered for this competition. Please also note that the Pavilion design to be proposed is that for an information Pavilion for the event NOT a country pavilion.

Can the required program be distributed across 2 separate builings within the specified area? For example, one with information and business centre and another with a souvenir shop?
Yes, the program can be distributed across 2 structures as part of a participant's concept / design

Can project proposals be submitted on paper and with an accompanying concept model?
No. All submissions are to be in digital format as stated in the competition brief and the Terms & Conditions.

Should the proposed pavilion program include an office, a space for electric plant and storage?
No. It can be assumed this would be accomodated else where within the Expo Park.