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Gizmag's top 10 pavilions from EXPO 2015

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The stand out UK Pavilion is designed by British artist Wolfgang Buttress
The stand out UK Pavilion is designed by British artist Wolfgang Buttress
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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
The stand out UK Pavilion is designed by British artist Wolfgang Buttress
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The stand out UK Pavilion is designed by British artist Wolfgang Buttress
Each element is assembled together to recreate the Fibonacci sequence
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Each element is assembled together to recreate the Fibonacci sequence
The huge structure is made from 169,300 individual aluminum parts
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The huge structure is made from 169,300 individual aluminum parts
Individual aluminum parts are assembled together following the Fibonacci sequence to create an enormous beehive structure
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Individual aluminum parts are assembled together following the Fibonacci sequence to create an enormous beehive structure
UK Pavilions lights up at night
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UK Pavilions lights up at night
The unique pavilion features audio sounds and visual cues that are linked in real-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.
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The unique pavilion features audio sounds and visual cues that are linked in real-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.
LED lights illuminate when bee activity increases
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LED lights illuminate when bee activity increases
The enormous beehive structure is inspired by scientific research from bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik
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The enormous beehive structure is inspired by scientific research from bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik
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
The pavilion is linked in real-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.
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The pavilion is linked in real-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.
Looking up through the impressive structure
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Looking up through the impressive structure
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
"Green Gallery" is made up of a series of planter boxer with flowers and fruits from Brazil
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"Green Gallery" is made up of a series of planter boxer with flowers and fruits from Brazil
Visitors to the Brazilian Pavilion enjoy a multi-sensory and interactive experience
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Visitors to the Brazilian Pavilion enjoy a multi-sensory and interactive experience
The nets light up at night
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The nets light up at night
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)
Visitors make their way up and over the massive nets and around into a large indoor exhibition space
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Visitors make their way up and over the massive nets and around into a large indoor exhibition space
Brazil's interior gallery space
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Brazil's interior gallery space
Brazil's interior gallery space is filled with hanging plants, resembling hundreds of different birdhouses
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Brazil's interior gallery space is filled with hanging plants, resembling hundreds of different birdhouses
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
Close up of a hanging plant
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Close up of a hanging plant
Brazil's interior gallery space is filled with hanging plants, resembling hundreds of different birdhouses
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Brazil's interior gallery space is filled with hanging plants, resembling hundreds of different birdhouses
The suspended nets give visitors a unique vantage point above the "Green Gallery" below
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The suspended nets give visitors a unique vantage point above the "Green Gallery" below
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
"Green Gallery" is made up of a series of planter boxer with flowers and fruits from Brazil
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"Green Gallery" is made up of a series of planter boxer with flowers and fruits from Brazil
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 Swiss Pavilion is designed by the Netwerch architectural firm
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The Swiss Pavilion is designed by the Netwerch architectural firm
Switzerland features an unexpected and creative interpretation of the Expo theme
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Switzerland features an unexpected and creative interpretation of the Expo theme
Inside the coffee tower at the Switzerland Pavilion
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Inside the coffee tower at the Switzerland Pavilion
The walls of each tower are made from hundreds of cardboard boxes filled with produce of the room's theme
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The walls of each tower are made from hundreds of cardboard boxes filled with produce of the room's theme
Visitors are asked to consider others who will visit the exhibit over the six-month period before taking something with them
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Visitors are asked to consider others who will visit the exhibit over the six-month period before taking something with them
Proposing the question "Is there enough for everyone?" the Swiss pavilion features four giant towers dedicated to different Swiss products: coffee, apples, salt and water
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Proposing the question "Is there enough for everyone?" the Swiss pavilion features four giant towers dedicated to different Swiss products: coffee, apples, salt and water
The floor is actually the base of a huge elevator, which lowers gradually as the boxes of produce empty
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The floor is actually the base of a huge elevator, which lowers gradually as the boxes of produce empty
Visitors can take a water cup and fill it up inside the Swiss Pavilion
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Visitors can take a water cup and fill it up inside the Swiss Pavilion
The Swiss pavilion features four giant towers dedicated to different Swiss products: coffee, apples, salt and water
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The Swiss pavilion features four giant towers dedicated to different Swiss products: coffee, apples, salt and water
Once the EXPO is over, these towers will be transported back to Switzerland and re-purposed into urban greenhouses throughout several Swiss cities
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Once the EXPO is over, these towers will be transported back to Switzerland and re-purposed into urban greenhouses throughout several Swiss cities
Representation of the Swiss Alps and water resources
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Representation of the Swiss Alps and water resources
Representation of the Swiss Alps and water resources
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Representation of the Swiss Alps and water resources
Italian architectural firm, Nemesi & Partners created the award winning Italian Pavilion
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Italian architectural firm, Nemesi & Partners created the award winning Italian Pavilion
The undulating China Pavilion was created in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Academy of Art and Design and New York architects Studio Link-Arc
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The undulating China Pavilion was created in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Academy of Art and Design and New York architects Studio Link-Arc
The Pavilion is entitled "The Land of Hope" and showcases the nation's progress in agriculture and the supply of good healthy food
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The Pavilion is entitled "The Land of Hope" and showcases the nation's progress in agriculture and the supply of good healthy food
The pavilion includes three themes: "The Gift of Nature", "Food for Life" and "Technology and the Future"
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The pavilion includes three themes: "The Gift of Nature", "Food for Life" and "Technology and the Future"
The pavilion features an expansive indoor field of LED lamps
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The pavilion features an expansive indoor field of LED lamps
The China Pavilion expands across an exhibition space of 4,590 square meters (49,406 sq.ft)
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The China Pavilion expands across an exhibition space of 4,590 square meters (49,406 sq.ft)
China Pavilion at night
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China Pavilion at night
China Pavilion blurs during a rainy Milan night
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China Pavilion blurs during a rainy Milan night
Field of LED lamps that is designed to resemble the crop process according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar
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Field of LED lamps that is designed to resemble the crop process according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar
The display incorporates China’s interpretation for the five colors of the soil
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The display incorporates China’s interpretation for the five colors of the soil
Germany's Pavilion is dubbed "The Field of Ideas" and was designed by renowned German architectural firm Schmidhuber
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Germany's Pavilion is dubbed "The Field of Ideas" and was designed by renowned German architectural firm Schmidhuber
Germany's Pavilion uses the architecture to reflect Germany's natural and rich landscapes
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Germany's Pavilion uses the architecture to reflect Germany's natural and rich landscapes
The pavilion features rolling curves, large green canopy and huge solar trees
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The pavilion features rolling curves, large green canopy and huge solar trees
Visitors to the German Pavilion follow a planned route which takes them through the "roots of nutrition"
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Visitors to the German Pavilion follow a planned route which takes them through the "roots of nutrition"
The energy-producing solar trees incorporate thin organic photovoltaic technology
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The energy-producing solar trees incorporate thin organic photovoltaic technology
Visitors to the German Pavilion can exit via the slide
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Visitors to the German Pavilion can exit via the slide
The Austrian Pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a breathe of fresh air
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The Austrian Pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a breathe of fresh air
The Austrian Pavilion is actually a lush outdoor forest
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The Austrian Pavilion is actually a lush outdoor forest
The Austrian Pavilion produces enough oxygen for 1,800 visitors every hour
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The Austrian Pavilion produces enough oxygen for 1,800 visitors every hour
The pavilion is always 5 degrees cooler than the exterior temperature
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The pavilion is always 5 degrees cooler than the exterior temperature
The Republic of Korea pavilion is built in the form of an enormous “Moon Jar”
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The Republic of Korea pavilion is built in the form of an enormous “Moon Jar”
The Republic of Korea pavilion is inspired by traditional Korean pottery
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The Republic of Korea pavilion is inspired by traditional Korean pottery
The pavilion addresses the question “which foods should be selected for sustainable consumption in the future?”
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The pavilion addresses the question “which foods should be selected for sustainable consumption in the future?”
Republic of Korea pavilion entrance
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Republic of Korea pavilion entrance
Dramatic stairway inside the Republic of Korea pavilion
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Dramatic stairway inside the Republic of Korea pavilion
The exhibit also looks at current food-related issues such as obesity and famine
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The exhibit also looks at current food-related issues such as obesity and famine
Inside the pavilion, visitors are taken through a series of rooms featuring thought provoking art installations
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Inside the pavilion, visitors are taken through a series of rooms featuring thought provoking art installations
Thought provoking art installations that address problems caused by over-production of foods
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Thought provoking art installations that address problems caused by over-production of foods
Inside the pavilion, visitors are taken through a series of rooms featuring art installations
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Inside the pavilion, visitors are taken through a series of rooms featuring art installations
Creative artistic impressions of food
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Creative artistic impressions of food
Each “onggi” features a different overhead projection that beams down upon it
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Each “onggi” features a different overhead projection that beams down upon it
A highlight of the pavilion is the Hansik hall, which is filled with hundreds of earthenware vessels called “onggi”
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A highlight of the pavilion is the Hansik hall, which is filled with hundreds of earthenware vessels called “onggi”
Inside the Republic of Korea pavilion
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Inside the Republic of Korea pavilion
OPV cells can be printed on flexible film
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OPV cells can be printed on flexible film
The Pavilion Zero is designed by Michele de Lucchi
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The Pavilion Zero is designed by Michele de Lucchi
Dramatic entrance to the Pavilion Zero
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Dramatic entrance to the Pavilion Zero
The Pavilion Zero is curated by Davide Rampello and explores the foundations of the United Nation's “The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World”
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The Pavilion Zero is curated by Davide Rampello and explores the foundations of the United Nation's “The Zero Hunger Challenge. United for a Sustainable World”
The huge Pavilion Zero takes visitors through a series of exhibitions spaces
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The huge Pavilion Zero takes visitors through a series of exhibitions spaces
The spaces explore the impact of food production processes
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The spaces explore the impact of food production processes
This space explores the evolution of agriculture and diverse cultural food rituals from around the globe
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This space explores the evolution of agriculture and diverse cultural food rituals from around the globe
Inside the UN's Zero Pavilion
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Inside the UN's Zero Pavilion
Animals from all around the globe are also a food source for many cultures
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Animals from all around the globe are also a food source for many cultures
Fish fly through the sky in the UN pavilion
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Fish fly through the sky in the UN pavilion
A huge tree bursts out from within the UN pavilion
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A huge tree bursts out from within the UN pavilion
Pavilion Zero looks at diverse cultural food rituals from around the globe
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Pavilion Zero looks at diverse cultural food rituals from around the globe
Pavilion Zero looks at the evolution of agriculture
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Pavilion Zero looks at the evolution of agriculture
The huge Pavilion Zero takes visitors through a series of exhibitions spaces
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The huge Pavilion Zero takes visitors through a series of exhibitions spaces
Walking through palms inside Pavilion Zero
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Walking through palms inside Pavilion Zero
UN actively supports small farmers and the protection of the diversity of crops
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UN actively supports small farmers and the protection of the diversity of crops
The UAE Pavilion features tall rippled walls, reflecting the United Arab Emirates' desert landscapes
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The UAE Pavilion features tall rippled walls, reflecting the United Arab Emirates' desert landscapes
The structure is naturally cooling, with 12 meter (39.37 ft) tall walls that rise up
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The structure is naturally cooling, with 12 meter (39.37 ft) tall walls that rise up
The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through outdoor exhibit spaces
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The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through outdoor exhibit spaces
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
The structure provides protection from the sun and creates a shaded pathway for visitors
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The structure provides protection from the sun and creates a shaded pathway for visitors
The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through to an impressive gold auditorium
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The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through to an impressive gold auditorium
Looking up amid the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
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Looking up amid the United Arab Emirates' Pavilion
The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through outdoor exhibit spaces
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The pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, through outdoor exhibit spaces
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 curving walls disguise the magnitude of the UAE structure
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The curving walls disguise the magnitude of the UAE structure
The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners
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The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners
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
The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners
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The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners
Palazzo Italia stands out behind Israel's Pavilion
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Palazzo Italia stands out behind Israel's Pavilion
The Italian Pavilion is clad with a smog-filtering concrete facade
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The Italian Pavilion is clad with a smog-filtering concrete facade
The Italian Pavilion features 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq. ft) of exhibition space
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The Italian Pavilion features 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq. ft) of exhibition space
The exhibition space take visitors through a series of interactive and innovative spaces
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The exhibition space take visitors through a series of interactive and innovative spaces
The exhibition space take visitors through a series of interactive and innovative spaces, promoting the country’s rich landscapes and strong agricultural and culinary traditions.
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The exhibition space take visitors through a series of interactive and innovative spaces, promoting the country’s rich landscapes and strong agricultural and culinary traditions.
Italian Pavilion promoting the country’s rich landscapes
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Italian Pavilion promoting the country’s rich landscapes
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
Italian Pavilion boasts 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq. ft) of exhibition space
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Italian Pavilion boasts 14,000 square meters (150,695 sq. ft) of exhibition space
The Italian Pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement created by Italcementi
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The Italian Pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement created by Italcementi
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 and the Italian Pavilion
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Fountain show surrounds the The Tree of Life and the Italian Pavilion
Outside the impressive Italian Pavilion
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Outside the impressive Italian Pavilion
The unique pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement and stretches over 9,000 square meters (96, 875 sq ft)
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The unique pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement and stretches over 9,000 square meters (96, 875 sq ft)
It took an estimated 2,000 tonnes (2,204 tons) of cement to accomplish the feat
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It took an estimated 2,000 tonnes (2,204 tons) of cement to accomplish the feat
Interior gallery space of the Brazilian Pavilion
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Interior gallery space of the Brazilian Pavilion
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Gizmag recently took a tour through the impressive grounds of World Expo2015, which opened in Milan last month and features exhibitions from 143participating countries. Here we've put together a list of our top 10pavilions – the cream of a very fine crop which are a must see for anyone planning a visit to the Expo or those simply keen for a closer look at the best of what's on offer.

Located half an hour outside of the citycenter of Milan, the Expo grounds cover more than one million square meters(10.75 million sq ft), incorporating an array of arresting architecturalprojects and unique landscapes that represent different cultural identities.This year's world exposition is dedicated to the sharing ofdiverse and innovative ideas under the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energyfor Life," which saw many countries express ideason how we can address the big questions surrounding global food supply.

Here's our pick of the 10 best World Expo pavilions:

United Kingdom

The enormous beehive structure is inspired by scientific research from bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik
The enormous beehive structure is inspired by scientific research from bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik

The standout UK Pavilion is designed by British artist WolfgangButtress and was built in collaboration with engineer Tristan Simmonds and BDParchitectural studio. The huge structure is made from 169,300 individualaluminum parts, which are assembled together following the Fibonacci sequenceto create an enormous beehive structure. Inspired by scientific research from bee expert Dr. Martin Bencsik, theunique pavilion features audio sounds and visual cues that are linked inreal-time to an actual working beehive located in the UK.

Visitors to the UK pavilion follow the path of a bee, twistingthough a field of flowers and up into the heart of the beehive structure. Audiosounds of the queen bee's call can be heard throughout the exhibit and the LEDlights illuminate when bee activity increases.

Brazil

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

Covering amassive 4,133 square meters (44,487 sq.ft), the Brazilian pavilion was createdby winning designers from Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic. Theimpressive Pavilion is filled with giant trampoline nets, representing themetaphor for flexibility, fluidity and decentralization and is designed to highlight Brazil'scommitment to global access to food, and food quality.

Visitors to the Brazilian Pavilionenjoy a multi-sensory and interactive experience, making their way up and overthe massive nets and around into a large indoor exhibition space. The suspendednets give visitors a unique vantage point above the "Green Gallery" below, which ismade up of a series of planter boxer with flowers and fruits from Brazil.Brazil's interior gallery space is filled with hanging plants, resemblinghundreds of different birdhouses.

Switzerland

Inside the coffee tower at the Switzerland Pavilion
Inside the coffee tower at the Switzerland Pavilion

The Swiss Pavilion was designed by theNetwerch architectural firm and although it doesn't seem particularly striking from theexterior, what lies within in an unexpected and creative interpretation of theExpo theme. Proposing the question "Is there enough for everyone?"the Swiss pavilion features four giant towers dedicated to different Swissproducts: coffee, apples, salt and water.

Upon entering the pavilion, visitors areinvited to take as much produce as they wish, keeping in mind that nothing willbe re-stocked for the entire life of the EXPO 2015. Visitors are asked toconsider others who will visit the exhibit over the six-month period beforetaking something with them. The walls of each tower are made from hundreds ofcardboard boxes filled with produce and the floor is actuallythe base of a huge elevator, which lowers gradually as the boxes of produceempty.

Once the EXPO is over, these towerswill be transported back to Switzerland and re-purposed into urban greenhousesin several Swiss cities.

China

The undulating China Pavilion was created in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Academy of Art and Design and New York architects Studio Link-Arc
The undulating China Pavilion was created in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Academy of Art and Design and New York architects Studio Link-Arc

The undulating China Pavilion wascreated in collaboration with Tsinghua University's Academy of Art and Designand New York architects Studio Link-Arc. The Pavilion is entitled "TheLand of Hope" and showcases the nation's progress inagriculture and the supply of good healthy food. Expanding across an exhibition space of 4,590square meters (49,406 sq.ft), the pavilion includes three themes: "TheGift of Nature," "Foodfor Life" and "Technology and the Future."

The pavilion features an expansiveindoor field of LED lamps that is designed to resemble the crop processaccording to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The show incorporates China’sinterpretation for the five colors of the soil and it is truly mesmerizing towatch from all angles.

Germany

Germany's Pavilion is dubbed "The Field of Ideas" and was designed by renowned German architectural firm Schmidhuber
Germany's Pavilion is dubbed "The Field of Ideas" and was designed by renowned German architectural firm Schmidhuber

Germany's Pavilion is dubbed"The Field of Ideas" and was designed by renowned Germanarchitectural firm Schmidhuber. Using the architecture to reflect Germany'snatural and rich landscapes, the pavilion features rolling curves, large greencanopy and huge solar trees. The energy-producing solar trees incorporate thinorganic photovoltaic technology (OPV) that can be simply printed on flexiblefilm.

Visitors to the German Pavilionfollow a planned route which takes them through the "roots ofnutrition" – water, soil, climate and biodiversity – before arrivingat the "Garden of Ideas." The pavilion is filledwith private spots to relax and enjoy the scenery, accompanied by live music,DJ sets and live events.

Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea pavilion is inspired by traditional Korean pottery
The Republic of Korea pavilion is inspired by traditional Korean pottery

The Republic of Korea pavilion isinspired by traditional Korean pottery, being built in the form of an enormous "Moon Jar." The overall shape and design of the structure is created to givethe illusion that it is floating above its surrounding environment. The pavilion addresses the question “which foods should be selected forsustainable consumption in the future?” The exhibit also looks at current food-relatedissues such as obesity and famine.

Inside, visitors aretaken through a series of rooms featuring thought provoking art installationsthat address problems caused by overeating, over-production of foods and faminein poverty stricken regions. A highlight of the pavilion is the Hansik hall,which is filled with hundreds of earthenware vessels called onggi. Thesevessels are used to naturally harbor the fermentation process of traditionalKorean foods and can also be used for food storage. In the exhibition each one features adifferent overhead projection that beams down upon it.

Austria

The Austrian Pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a breathe of fresh air
The Austrian Pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a breathe of fresh air

The Austrian Pavilion is actually a lush outdoor forest, giving visitorsthe opportunity to meander through and enjoy a breathe of fresh air. Its lush vegetation creates its own microclimate and although it is not covered,the shade from the tress means the pavilion is always 5 degrees cooler than theexterior temperature. Every hour the forest produces enough oxygen for 1,800visitors.

"Instead of a blaze oftechnology, our pavilion presents a dense natural forest," says theAustrian Commissioner General Josef Pröll. "The entire exhibition area inthe interior is open and has been planted with trees, some of which are up to12-metres high. This not only offers a very special experience of Nature, italso defines the EXPO skyline as a whole, because the crowns of our trees towerover most of the other buildings at the Universal Exposition."

Pavilion Zero

Dramatic entrance to the Pavilion Zero
Dramatic entrance to the Pavilion Zero

The Pavilion Zero is curated by Davide Rampello and designedby Michele deLucchi and explores the foundations of the United Nation's "The Zero HungerChallenge – United for a Sustainable World." The huge Pavilion Zerotakes visitors through a series of exhibitions spaces that explore the impactof food production processes, the evolution of agriculture and diverse culturalfood rituals from around the globe.

Throughout the exhibit the UN looksto express its active support of small farmers and the protection of thediversity of crops. Over a time span of 12,000 years since man startedcultivating foods, some 7000 plant species have declined to just 30 main crops,which make up 95 percent of our food supply.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners
The UAE Pavilion was designed by international architects Foster + Partners

The UAE Pavilion was designed byinternational architects Foster + Partners and features tall rippled walls,reflecting the United Arab Emirates' desert landscapes. The structure is naturallycooling, with 12 meter (39.37 ft) tall wallsthat provide protection from the sun and create shaded pathwaysfor visitors. These pathways lead visitors up from the main entrance, throughoutdoor exhibit spaces and towards an impressive gold auditorium.

"The design reflects our investigationsinto the form of ancient cities and our appreciation for the desertlandscape," says Foster + Partners' senior executive and partner, NormanFoster. "It also maximizes the opportunities presented by the elongatedsite – the dramatic canyon-like entrance welcomes people inside, and thechannels between the high walls provide intuitive circulation, naturallyleading visitors to the auditorium, exhibition and courtyard spaces."

Italy

The Italian Pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement created by Italcementi
The Italian Pavilion is made from special air-purifying cement created by Italcementi

Italian architectural firm, Nemesi& Partners created the award winning Italian Pavilion, which is clad with asmog-filtering concrete facade. The pavilion is made from specialair-purifying cement created by Italcementi and stretches over 9,000 squaremeters (96, 875 sq ft), which took an estimated 2,000 tonnes (2,204 tons) ofcement to accomplish the feat. Eighty percent of this special air-purifyingcement is made from recycled materials, such as scraps from Carrara marble.

Inside the Italian Pavilion visitors can wander thorough 14,000square meters (150,695 sq. ft) of interactive and innovative spaces that promoting the country’s richlandscapes and strong agricultural and culinary traditions.

Make sure you head to the gallery to enjoy the entire collectionof stunning photos from these pavilions, skillfully captured for Gizmagby Italian Art Director Edoardo Campanale.

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