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In Pictures: A walk through World Expo 2015

In Pictures: A walk through Wo...
Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
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The Spanish Pavilion features a hydroponic strawberry farm
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The Spanish Pavilion features a hydroponic strawberry farm
Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
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Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
Outside of the impressive French Pavilion
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Outside of the impressive French Pavilion
Inside the French Pavilion cooking accessories hang from the roof
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Inside the French Pavilion cooking accessories hang from the roof
Interactive installations feature food products from France
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Interactive installations feature food products from France
Local French products such as wine feature in the roof's cavity
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Local French products such as wine feature in the roof's cavity
The French Pavilion is made of entirely dismountable and reusable wood
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The French Pavilion is made of entirely dismountable and reusable wood
The French Pavilion is a sustainable covered market
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The French Pavilion is a sustainable covered market
Rooftop view overlooks France's veggie garden entrance
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Rooftop view overlooks France's veggie garden entrance
Meeting the local Dutch street food team at Expo 2015
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Meeting the local Dutch street food team at Expo 2015
Instead of building a pavilion Holland opted for creating a fun outdoor festival
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Instead of building a pavilion Holland opted for creating a fun outdoor festival
Outdoor bar as part of the Dutch open-air festival
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Outdoor bar as part of the Dutch open-air festival
The UK Pavilion is inspired by the concept of a bee’s journey
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The UK Pavilion is inspired by the concept of a bee’s journey
UK's path of the bee travels from an orchid to a flowery meadow and then returning to its hive, all accompanied by sounds and visuals recorded in a real hive in the UK
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UK's path of the bee travels from an orchid to a flowery meadow and then returning to its hive, all accompanied by sounds and visuals recorded in a real hive in the UK
Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
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Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
Each steel element is assembled together to recreate the Fibonacci sequence
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Each steel element is assembled together to recreate the Fibonacci sequence
Looking up amid the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
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Looking up amid the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
UAE Pavilion explores challenges faced with land, food, energy and water
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UAE Pavilion explores challenges faced with land, food, energy and water
The Pavilion explores UAE’s historic settlements and the open sand dunes of its deserts
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The Pavilion explores UAE’s historic settlements and the open sand dunes of its deserts
UAE Pavilion was designed by Foster + Partners architectural studio
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UAE Pavilion was designed by Foster + Partners architectural studio
UAE Pavilion is created by a series striking tall rippled walls
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UAE Pavilion is created by a series striking tall rippled walls
It can't be a UAE Pavilion without some gold
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It can't be a UAE Pavilion without some gold
Curving shapes guide visitors through a range of informative spaces
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Curving shapes guide visitors through a range of informative spaces
The curving walls disguise the magnitude of the UAE structure
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The curving walls disguise the magnitude of the UAE structure
The reflective facade of the Kazakhstan Pavilion
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The reflective facade of the Kazakhstan Pavilion
Vertical garden walls featured amid the Slovenian Pavilion
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Vertical garden walls featured amid the Slovenian Pavilion
The Slovenia Pavilion explores the vastness of its forest and the abundance of its lakes and streams
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The Slovenia Pavilion explores the vastness of its forest and the abundance of its lakes and streams
Slovenia looks to reflect the image of its expanive natural beauty
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Slovenia looks to reflect the image of its expanive natural beauty
The Slovenia Pavilion features pyramid shapes placed on a geometrically varied surface
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The Slovenia Pavilion features pyramid shapes placed on a geometrically varied surface
Wooden lines meet with concrete construction as two pavilions sits side by side at the Expo 2015
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Wooden lines meet with concrete construction as two pavilions sits side by side at the Expo 2015
Chile's Pavilion features an impressive wooden facade
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Chile's Pavilion features an impressive wooden facade
The Austrian Pavilion features a re-created forest, giving visitors the chance to breathe cleanly
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The Austrian Pavilion features a re-created forest, giving visitors the chance to breathe cleanly
Neon signs guide the path through the Austrian Pavilion
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Neon signs guide the path through the Austrian Pavilion
An interactive display inside Chile's Pavilion explores global distribution of food
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An interactive display inside Chile's Pavilion explores global distribution of food
The Chile Pavilion is designed by architect Cristián Undurraga
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The Chile Pavilion is designed by architect Cristián Undurraga
The Chile Pavilion features a large interior cafe and bar
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The Chile Pavilion features a large interior cafe and bar
Kids or adults get to use slide instead of the stairs at the German Pavilion
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Kids or adults get to use slide instead of the stairs at the German Pavilion
These solar modules can simply be printed on flexible film
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These solar modules can simply be printed on flexible film
These Solar Trees at the German Pavilion produce energy during the day
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These Solar Trees at the German Pavilion produce energy during the day
A space to relax at the German rooftop garden
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A space to relax at the German rooftop garden
Expo 2015 theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”
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Expo 2015 theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”
The Solar Trees feature Organic Photovoltaic Technology
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The Solar Trees feature Organic Photovoltaic Technology
Over 140 countries have participated in Expo 2015, of which 53 have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euro
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Over 140 countries have participated in Expo 2015, of which 53 have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euro
The USA Pavilion is an open concept that evokes the simple lines of a traditional American barn
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The USA Pavilion is an open concept that evokes the simple lines of a traditional American barn
The American pavilion showcases its leadership in the global food arena
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The American pavilion showcases its leadership in the global food arena
The USA Pavilion is clad with green walls
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The USA Pavilion is clad with green walls
The walls grow all sorts of garden vegatables
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The walls grow all sorts of garden vegatables
The US installation explores responsible sustainability through science, technology and free trade
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The US installation explores responsible sustainability through science, technology and free trade
USA Pavilion pays homage to its rich agricultural history
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USA Pavilion pays homage to its rich agricultural history
"American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” tells America’s food story
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"American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” tells America’s food story
Spanish Pavilion features a giant suitcase
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Spanish Pavilion features a giant suitcase
The UK beehive lights up by night
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The UK beehive lights up by night
Water features light up during the evening
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Water features light up during the evening
The led lights of the UK beehive light up with real-time bee activity in England
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The led lights of the UK beehive light up with real-time bee activity in England
The Expo 2015 grounds cover more than one million square meters (10.75 million sq ft)
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The Expo 2015 grounds cover more than one million square meters (10.75 million sq ft)
Kazakhstan features multi-colored LED lights at night
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Kazakhstan features multi-colored LED lights at night
The impressive curves of the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
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The impressive curves of the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
Azerbaijan Pavilion features a central bio-dome
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Azerbaijan Pavilion features a central bio-dome
Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
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Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
Reflective surfaces blur into one another
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Reflective surfaces blur into one another
Seedlings start to sprout in the fertile ground of Expo 2015
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Seedlings start to sprout in the fertile ground of Expo 2015
The Republic of Korea's Pavilion is designed around the theme “Moon Jar”
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The Republic of Korea's Pavilion is designed around the theme “Moon Jar”
The Republic of Korea Pavilion provides a sustainable alternative for the future of food
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The Republic of Korea Pavilion provides a sustainable alternative for the future of food
European energy company Enel built its Pavilion using modern technologies
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European energy company Enel built its Pavilion using modern technologies
Enel's led lamps resemble a water fountain
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Enel's led lamps resemble a water fountain
Brazil’s Pavilion measures 4,133 square meters (44,487 sq ft)
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Brazil’s Pavilion measures 4,133 square meters (44,487 sq ft)
The Brazilian Pavilion uses the metaphor of a network, in terms of flexibility, fluidity and decentralization
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The Brazilian Pavilion uses the metaphor of a network, in terms of flexibility, fluidity and decentralization
The Brazilian Pavilion features massive trampolines hovering above garden beds
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The Brazilian Pavilion features massive trampolines hovering above garden beds
The Czech Republic’s contribution to Expo 2015 features an outdoor pool
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The Czech Republic’s contribution to Expo 2015 features an outdoor pool
A walkway of trees pave the way the Expo's entrance gates
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A walkway of trees pave the way the Expo's entrance gates
The Expo Site is open til 11 pm every day of the week to ensure visitors can experience all the cultural offerings
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The Expo Site is open til 11 pm every day of the week to ensure visitors can experience all the cultural offerings
Brazil's Pavilion is a sensorial immersion, including interactive learning
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Brazil's Pavilion is a sensorial immersion, including interactive learning
A group of school kids make their way through Brazil's fun exhibit
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A group of school kids make their way through Brazil's fun exhibit
Internal gallery of the Brazilian Pavilion
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Internal gallery of the Brazilian Pavilion
The Brazilian Pavilion intends to create a public square that draws people together
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The Brazilian Pavilion intends to create a public square that draws people together
Interior gallery space of the Brazilian Pavilion
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Interior gallery space of the Brazilian Pavilion
The Brazilian Pavilion intends to create a public square that draws people together
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The Brazilian Pavilion intends to create a public square that draws people together
Huge white walls feature inside the Republic of Korea Pavilion
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Huge white walls feature inside the Republic of Korea Pavilion
The Republic of Korea explores the global problem of obesity versus famine
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The Republic of Korea explores the global problem of obesity versus famine
The Republic of Korea art installation confronts famine in children
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The Republic of Korea art installation confronts famine in children
Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
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Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
The Republic of Korea Pavilion showcases the diverse culinary practices
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The Republic of Korea Pavilion showcases the diverse culinary practices
The Republic of Belarus Pavilion features a huge LED wheel, promoting its industries of agriculture
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The Republic of Belarus Pavilion features a huge LED wheel, promoting its industries of agriculture
The Republic of Belarus Pavilion takes on the shape of a grassy knoll split into two
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The Republic of Belarus Pavilion takes on the shape of a grassy knoll split into two
The Malaysia Pavilion is be spread over 2,047 square metres ( 22,033 sq ft) and takes the shape of four seeds
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The Malaysia Pavilion is be spread over 2,047 square metres ( 22,033 sq ft) and takes the shape of four seeds
Forests take shape inside the Malaysia Pavilion
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Forests take shape inside the Malaysia Pavilion
Malaysia promoting its initiatives for sustainable palm oil
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Malaysia promoting its initiatives for sustainable palm oil
The Malaysia Pavilion is be spread over 2,047 square metres (22,033 sq ft) and takes the shape of four seeds
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The Malaysia Pavilion is be spread over 2,047 square metres (22,033 sq ft) and takes the shape of four seeds
Azerbaijan Pavilion features a huge internal tree-shaped installation
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Azerbaijan Pavilion features a huge internal tree-shaped installation
Walking around the central bio-dome inside the Azerbaijan Pavilion
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Walking around the central bio-dome inside the Azerbaijan Pavilion
The Hungary Pavilion was designed by Attila Ertsey and Herczeg Ágnes Sándor Sárkány architects
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The Hungary Pavilion was designed by Attila Ertsey and Herczeg Ágnes Sándor Sárkány architects
Hungary Pavilion features a huge copper facade
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Hungary Pavilion features a huge copper facade
Inside the Mexico Pavilion
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Inside the Mexico Pavilion
The Mexico Pavilion is a wealth of ancient culture
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The Mexico Pavilion is a wealth of ancient culture
Mexico seeks to show visitors the wealth of its natural resources and biodiversity
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Mexico seeks to show visitors the wealth of its natural resources and biodiversity
Display inside the Mexico Pavilion
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Display inside the Mexico Pavilion
The Mexico Pavilion combines agricultural activities, rituals, traditional practices, techniques and culinary habits
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The Mexico Pavilion combines agricultural activities, rituals, traditional practices, techniques and culinary habits
The Mexico Pavilion is a wealth of ancient culture
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The Mexico Pavilion is a wealth of ancient culture
53 countries have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euros
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53 countries have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euros
Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
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Expo 2015 explores the story of mankind and food and the current paradox of famine and obesity
Dramatic garden wall by Israel
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Dramatic garden wall by Israel
Swiss Pavilion has an unexpected interior visitor experience
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Swiss Pavilion has an unexpected interior visitor experience
Switzerland Pavilion reflects on the scarcity of food resources in the world and shows the other side of abundance
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Switzerland Pavilion reflects on the scarcity of food resources in the world and shows the other side of abundance
Inside the Salt room of the Switzerland Pavilion
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Inside the Salt room of the Switzerland Pavilion
Inside the water room of the Switzerland Pavilion
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Inside the water room of the Switzerland Pavilion
Exterior of the Kuwait Pavilion
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Exterior of the Kuwait Pavilion
Kuwait Pavilion was designed by Italo Rota architects
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Kuwait Pavilion was designed by Italo Rota architects
Dramatic water feature with light projection featured in the Kuwait Pavilion
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Dramatic water feature with light projection featured in the Kuwait Pavilion
The water, agriculture and energy are the biggest challenges that Kuwait is facing to ensure a better quality of life aligned with sustainability
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The water, agriculture and energy are the biggest challenges that Kuwait is facing to ensure a better quality of life aligned with sustainability
Agriculture is being developed mainly in three regions of Kuwait
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Agriculture is being developed mainly in three regions of Kuwait
The pavilion offers a fascinating view of the territory of Kuwait
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The pavilion offers a fascinating view of the territory of Kuwait
The Kuwait Pavilion offers a fascinating view of natural resources
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The Kuwait Pavilion offers a fascinating view of natural resources
Outside the Turkey Pavilion
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Outside the Turkey Pavilion
Turkey Pavilion merges culture and technologies together
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Turkey Pavilion merges culture and technologies together
Monaco Pavilion is built with shipping containers
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Monaco Pavilion is built with shipping containers
Japanese bonsai featured outside their pavilion
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Japanese bonsai featured outside their pavilion
The Japan Pavilion symbolizes the wealth and the multiplicity ofits culture
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The Japan Pavilion symbolizes the wealth and the multiplicity ofits culture
The Japan Pavilion represents the fusion between tradition and modernity
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The Japan Pavilion represents the fusion between tradition and modernity
The Japan Pavilion focuses on environmental andaesthetic perfection
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The Japan Pavilion focuses on environmental andaesthetic perfection
The Japan Pavilion spreads over an exhibition area of ​​4,170square meters (44,885 sq ft)
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The Japan Pavilion spreads over an exhibition area of ​​4,170square meters (44,885 sq ft)
Exterior of the Russian Pavilion
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Exterior of the Russian Pavilion
Inside the Russian Pavilion visitors can taste local beverages
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Inside the Russian Pavilion visitors can taste local beverages
The Russian Pavilion is set over an area of over 4,000 square meters (43,055 sq ft)
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The Russian Pavilion is set over an area of over 4,000 square meters (43,055 sq ft)
Inside, the Russian Pavilion features a large and dynamic installation
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Inside, the Russian Pavilion features a large and dynamic installation
Slovakia Pavilion is designed by architect Karol Kállay
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Slovakia Pavilion is designed by architect Karol Kállay
Slovakia’s Pavilion is inspired by the creative concept of “Slovakia. Recharge yourself
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Slovakia’s Pavilion is inspired by the creative concept of “Slovakia. Recharge yourself
Inside the Qatar Pavilion
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Inside the Qatar Pavilion
Digital displays made of cardboard cargo boxes in the Qatar Pavilion
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Digital displays made of cardboard cargo boxes in the Qatar Pavilion
Unique projection inside the Qatar Pavilion
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Unique projection inside the Qatar Pavilion
Exterior of the Iran Pavilion
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Exterior of the Iran Pavilion
Gizmag recently took a journey through the impressive World Expo 2015
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Gizmag recently took a journey through the impressive World Expo 2015
The Expo 2015 features the presence of 145 participating countries, 53 of which have their own architecturally designed Pavilion
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The Expo 2015 features the presence of 145 participating countries, 53 of which have their own architecturally designed Pavilion
Spoons sprout from the ground outside the Kip Pavilion
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Spoons sprout from the ground outside the Kip Pavilion
In honor of Milan's Duomo
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In honor of Milan's Duomo
Exterior of Ireland's Pavilion
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Exterior of Ireland's Pavilion
Wheat fields on display inside the Irish Pavilion
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Wheat fields on display inside the Irish Pavilion
Wooden curves of the Irish Pavilion
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Wooden curves of the Irish Pavilion
The Czech Republic’s contribution to Expo 2015 features an outdoor pool
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The Czech Republic’s contribution to Expo 2015 features an outdoor pool
Inside the Bahrain Pavilion
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Inside the Bahrain Pavilion
Lemon tress feature inside the Bahrain Pavilion
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Lemon tress feature inside the Bahrain Pavilion
Yellow flowers are the highlight of China's exterior
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Yellow flowers are the highlight of China's exterior
Inside the Chines Pavilion
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Inside the Chines Pavilion
The Chinese Pavilion was created by Tsinghua University and by the Beijing Qingshang Environmental and Architectural Design Institute
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The Chinese Pavilion was created by Tsinghua University and by the Beijing Qingshang Environmental and Architectural Design Institute
Field of lights inside the Chinese Pavilion
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Field of lights inside the Chinese Pavilion
"The Gift of Nature" illustrates crop processes according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar and the five colors of the so
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"The Gift of Nature" illustrates crop processes according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar and the five colors of the so
Outside the Thailand Pavilion
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Outside the Thailand Pavilion
Outside the Uruguay Pavilion
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Outside the Uruguay Pavilion
Outside the Colombia Pavilion
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Outside the Colombia Pavilion
Outside the Argentina Pavilion
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Outside the Argentina Pavilion
This huge pavilion looks like it has landed from the future, by San Paolo Bank
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This huge pavilion looks like it has landed from the future, by San Paolo Bank
Outside the gorgeous Poland Pavilion
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Outside the gorgeous Poland Pavilion
A rooftop garden featured above the Poland Pavilion
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A rooftop garden featured above the Poland Pavilion
Apple crates make up walls inside the Polish Pavilion
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Apple crates make up walls inside the Polish Pavilion
Apple crates cast shadows inside the Polish Pavilion
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Apple crates cast shadows inside the Polish Pavilion
Inside the huge Italian Pavilion
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Inside the huge Italian Pavilion
The Italian Pavilion showcases the country’s diverse landscapes
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The Italian Pavilion showcases the country’s diverse landscapes
The Italian Pavilion at Expo offers some 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq ft) of exhibition space
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The Italian Pavilion at Expo offers some 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq ft) of exhibition space
Visitors enjoy the floor-to-ceiling installations inside the Italian Pavilion
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Visitors enjoy the floor-to-ceiling installations inside the Italian Pavilion
Lazio innovation inside the Italian Pavilion
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Lazio innovation inside the Italian Pavilion
Azerbaijan Pavilion by night
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Azerbaijan Pavilion by night
Azerbaijan Pavilion features a huge central bio-dome
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Azerbaijan Pavilion features a huge central bio-dome
UAE Pavilion by nght
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UAE Pavilion by nght
The Pavilion explores UAE’s historic settlements and the open sand dunes of its deserts
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The Pavilion explores UAE’s historic settlements and the open sand dunes of its deserts
UAE Pavilion explores the very challenges faced with land, food, energy and water
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UAE Pavilion explores the very challenges faced with land, food, energy and water
Reflective facade of the Kazakhstan Pavilion shines at night
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Reflective facade of the Kazakhstan Pavilion shines at night
The Water Stone Pavilion by San Paolo Bank
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The Water Stone Pavilion by San Paolo Bank
Stillness of open space inside the Spanish Pavilion
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Stillness of open space inside the Spanish Pavilion
Mexico Pavilion at night time
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Mexico Pavilion at night time
Outside the modern Slovenian Pavilion
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Outside the modern Slovenian Pavilion
The Slovenia Pavilion explores the vastness of its forest and the abundance of its lakes and streams
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The Slovenia Pavilion explores the vastness of its forest and the abundance of its lakes and streams
The Austrian Pavilion features a re-created forest, giving visitors the chance to breathe cleanly
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The Austrian Pavilion features a re-created forest, giving visitors the chance to breathe cleanly
Austria Pavilion lights up at night
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Austria Pavilion lights up at night
Chile's Pavilion features an impressive wooden facade
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Chile's Pavilion features an impressive wooden facade
Flowing lines of the Iran Pavilion
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Flowing lines of the Iran Pavilion
Qatar Pavilion lights up at night
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Qatar Pavilion lights up at night
The Pavilion displays traditional symbols of Turkmenistan
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The Pavilion displays traditional symbols of Turkmenistan
A water fountain with a horses head of the oldest known horse breed in the world, the “Ahal-Tekke horse” featured outside the Turkmenistan Pavilion
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A water fountain with a horses head of the oldest known horse breed in the world, the “Ahal-Tekke horse” featured outside the Turkmenistan Pavilion
Outside the Indonesia Pavilion
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Outside the Indonesia Pavilion
Russian Pavilion designed by architects Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin and Marina Kuznetskaya
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Russian Pavilion designed by architects Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin and Marina Kuznetskaya
Japanese Pavilion features a wide entrance and lengthwise orientation
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Japanese Pavilion features a wide entrance and lengthwise orientation
Expo is located half an hour outside of the city center of Milan
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Expo is located half an hour outside of the city center of Milan
Outside the Turkish Pavilion by night
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Outside the Turkish Pavilion by night
American Food 2.0 pavilion: The USA Pavilion is an open concept that evokes the simple lines of a traditional American barn
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American Food 2.0 pavilion: The USA Pavilion is an open concept that evokes the simple lines of a traditional American barn
The German Pavilion at night time
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The German Pavilion at night time
Tje Ecuador Pavillion features a colorful facade
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Tje Ecuador Pavillion features a colorful facade
Expo 2015 grounds cover more than one million square meters (10.75 million sq ft)
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Expo 2015 grounds cover more than one million square meters (10.75 million sq ft)
Outside the impressive Italian Pavilion
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Outside the impressive Italian Pavilion
The Tree of Life measures 37 meters (398 ft) in height and is reflected in the water of the Lake Arena
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The Tree of Life measures 37 meters (398 ft) in height and is reflected in the water of the Lake Arena
Fountain show surrounds the The Tree of Life
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Fountain show surrounds the The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life will be a reference point during the six months of the exhibition
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The Tree of Life will be a reference point during the six months of the exhibition
The Israel Pavilion is situated infront of the Italian Pavilion
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The Israel Pavilion is situated infront of the Italian Pavilion
France garden features candle-like LED lamps
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France garden features candle-like LED lamps
The French Pavilion at night
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The French Pavilion at night
The French Pavilion is designed to be like an inverted farmer's market
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The French Pavilion is designed to be like an inverted farmer's market
The Holy See Pavilion on behalf of the Vatican
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The Holy See Pavilion on behalf of the Vatican
White graphics blur into the Holy See's facade
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White graphics blur into the Holy See's facade
Holland Pavilion is an outdoor festival
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Holland Pavilion is an outdoor festival
Holland Pavilion presents a concept for sustainable farming
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Holland Pavilion presents a concept for sustainable farming
Polland Pavilion lights up from the inside
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Polland Pavilion lights up from the inside
The Argentinian Pavilion resembles huge water tanks
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The Argentinian Pavilion resembles huge water tanks
Argentinian Pavilion lights up in blue by night
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Argentinian Pavilion lights up in blue by night
Uruguay Pavilion stands out at night
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Uruguay Pavilion stands out at night
Uruguay Pavilion has a spiral structure made entirely of reusable and recyclable materials
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Uruguay Pavilion has a spiral structure made entirely of reusable and recyclable materials
The Thailand Pavilion by night
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The Thailand Pavilion by night
The Republic of Belarus Pavilion features a huge LED wheel, promoting its industries of agriculture
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The Republic of Belarus Pavilion features a huge LED wheel, promoting its industries of agriculture
Exterior display of the Thailand Pavilion
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Exterior display of the Thailand Pavilion
The Czech Republic Pavilion appears transparent at night
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The Czech Republic Pavilion appears transparent at night
Huge Pavilion Zero exterior
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Huge Pavilion Zero exterior
Pavilion Zero is curated by Davide Rampello and designed by Michele de Lucchi
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Pavilion Zero is curated by Davide Rampello and designed by Michele de Lucchi
Pavilion Zero takes the visitor on a captivating journey to explore how much humankind has produced
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Pavilion Zero takes the visitor on a captivating journey to explore how much humankind has produced
Pavilion Zero takes the visitor on a journey to explore rituals of food consumption
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Pavilion Zero takes the visitor on a journey to explore rituals of food consumption
Pavilion Zero explores the transformation of natural landscape, and the culture
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Pavilion Zero explores the transformation of natural landscape, and the culture
Inside the Pavilion Zero
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Inside the Pavilion Zero
A huge tree bursts out from within the Pavilion Zero
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A huge tree bursts out from within the Pavilion Zero
Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
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Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
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Expo 2015 is the Universal Exposition to be held in Milan from May 1 to October 31
The Spanish Pavilion is 2,104 square-meters (22,647 sq ft)
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The Spanish Pavilion is 2,104 square-meters (22,647 sq ft)
The Spanish Pavilion is designed by B720 Arquitectos
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The Spanish Pavilion is designed by B720 Arquitectos
Inside the Spanish Pavilion
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Inside the Spanish Pavilion
The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display
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The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display
The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display
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The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display
Inside Padiglione Italia (Italian Pavilion)
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Inside Padiglione Italia (Italian Pavilion)
Inside Padiglione Italia (Italian Pavilion)
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Inside Padiglione Italia (Italian Pavilion)
UK's path of the bee travels from an orchid to a flowery meadow and then returning to its hive, all accompanied by sounds and visuals recorded in a real hive in the UK
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UK's path of the bee travels from an orchid to a flowery meadow and then returning to its hive, all accompanied by sounds and visuals recorded in a real hive in the UK
UK Pavilion is inspired by the concept of a bee’s journey
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UK Pavilion is inspired by the concept of a bee’s journey
The UK Pavilion design by Wolfgang Buttress represents the strength of British design
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The UK Pavilion design by Wolfgang Buttress represents the strength of British design
The UK Pavilion is an open-air design
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The UK Pavilion is an open-air design
Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015
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Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015
Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
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Expo 2015 is underway in Milan
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Gizmag recently took a journey through the impressive World Expo 2015, which opened in Milan last month and runs until the end of October. World expositions date back to 1851 in London and the 2015 event features 145 participating countries, 53 of which have their own architecturally designed pavilion. When we talk about "pavilions" we're talking about huge structures that cost millions to build and transport visitors through a series of compelling and beautiful interactive experiences.

Thisyear's Expo is dedicated to sharing of diverse and innovativeideas under the theme: "Feeding the Planet, Energy forLife." Many countries put their best thinking caps on to presentideas of how we can address the big questions surrounding global foodsupply and the sustainability of the planet, while others simply usedthe event as a platform to promote their tourism and other industries.

Over 140 countries have participated in Expo 2015, of which 53 have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euro
Over 140 countries have participated in Expo 2015, of which 53 have built their own pavilion with a total investment of around one billion Euro

The organizers sum up the 2015 extravaganza as follows: "Forthe first time in its centuries-old history, the Expo will not simplybe an exhibition of human progress, but the opportunity to promotediscussion and cooperation between nations, organizations andbusinesses to develop joint strategies to improve the quality of lifeand support the environment. Infact, the Universal Exposition has always represented an opportunityto show the best of the various Countries to an audience of millionsof people from all over the world."

Locatedhalf an hour outside of the city center of Milan, the Expo 2015grounds cover more than one million square meters (10.75 million sqft), incorporating an array of impressive architectural projects and unique landscapesthat represent different cultural identities.

Expo 2015 theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”
Expo 2015 theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”

Inaddition to the 53 pavilions, visitors can explore the five thematiczones which include: Pavilion Zero; The Future Food District; Children’s Park; Biodiversity Park and Arts and Food. These explore the story of mankind and food; the current paradoxof famine and obesity, shortage and abundance and ideas of whatfuture food supplies might look like.

Huge Pavilion Zero exterior
Huge Pavilion Zero exterior

Theevent also features a series of "Clusters"which are shared exhibition spaces dedicated to smaller countries andregions from around Italy. These Clusters host a variety of differenttraditions from classic food sources such as rice, coffee, cocoa,spices, fruit and vegetables, cereals and tubers. In some of theclusters visitors get the opportunity to taste local food cuisine andlearn about theses cultures.

The Spanish Pavilion features a hydroponic strawberry farm
The Spanish Pavilion features a hydroponic strawberry farm

We'll soon be bringing you an in-depth look at our top 10 must seepavilions, but in the meantime be sure to head to ourspecial Expo Milano 2015 photo gallery for a taste of this wonderful journey ofinnovation, sustainability and architecture.

Expo 2015 is open to the public from 10 am to 11 pm seven days a week until 31 October 2015 and an adult ticket will set you back €39 (US$44).

For more information on the event visit Expo Milano 2015

Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015
Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic won the competition to create the Brazilian Pavilion for Expo Milan 2015

The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display
The China Pavilion puts on a spectacular LED light display

The German Pavilion at night time
The German Pavilion at night time

Outside of the impressive French Pavilion
Outside of the impressive French Pavilion

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MickeyMishra
I hope I can go. this year. It would be so cool!