Since the 1990s, the U.S. State Department has been barred from spending public funds on world expo pavilions. The result has been a series of disasters: the U.S. was a no-show at the expo in Hanover, Germany, in 2000; it then built lackluster, overly commercialized pavilions for the 2005 and 2010 expos in Aichi, Japan, and Shanghai, China.
Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will design a trio of pavilions for Expo 2020 in Dubai. The three firms beat ten competitors in a global competition whose results were announced on March 12.
Open since May 1, this tightly packed world's fair of architectural hits and misses runs through October 31. UK Pavilion by Tristan Simmonds in collaboration with BDP and Stage One. The first world exposition, held in London in 1851, occupied Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace. But during the last century, expos (also called world's fairs) evolved into collections of national pavilions that competed for attention with novel and grandiose building designs. The Shanghai Expo in 2010 kicked off the “Asian century” with a show of architectural pyrotechnics that reportedly attracted 73 million visitors. The theme of Expo 2015 in Milan is
The Former President challenges architects to take on pressing global issues and "low-hanging fruit." Bill Clinton gives the opening keynote at the 2015 AIA convention in Atlanta. Former President Bill Clinton delivered a keynote address Thursday to kick off the American Institute of Architects’ annual national convention. The 42nd president of the United States—who after introductions bounced spryly onto the stage—addressed a crowd of approximately 7,000 architecture professionals in the Georgia World Expo Center in downtown Atlanta, touching on a number of daunting global issues including terrorism, inequality, and global warming. But, he said, with the challenges come opportunities.“There is
An innovative, conceptual approach aimed at tackling the challenges of world nutrition changes the role of 21st-century Universal Expositions. A model of the Italian Pavilion planned for Expo Milano 2015. After welcoming over 350,000 visitors, Milan’s Salone del Mobile closed its doors yesterday. As preparations for next year’s edition of the annual furniture fair are undoubtedly already underway, the city braces for an even bigger event in 2015 that is anticipated to bring 20 million pilgrims to the design capital over the course of six months. Related links Dispatch from Milan: Where Architects Live Dispatch from Milan: Designers Show Their