EXPO 2015 MILAN - TURKISH PAVILION
The main objective of Expo Milan 2015 was to draw attention to the food and ecology problems growing rapidly in the world. Our proposal for the Turkish Pavilion for Expo Milan reflects this problem while offering a creative perspective to the exhibition space by using a system of circulation. The main idea is to render the spaces of circulation become exhibition spaces themselves. The pavilion is composed of four conical shaped glass structures which are connected by a three dimensional, yellow colored and continupous promenade. The promenade connects the cones of different sizes like a cloverleaf junction of highways. The promenade begins from an outdoor multipurpose area reserved for events and shows, makes a loop inside the conical shaped exhibition structures and ends at the event space again.
This continuous ramp creates a circular path around four different courtyards that are placed inside the cones. The first courtyard is for exhibiting data belonging to the two important excavation sites in Turkey, which are “Göbeklitepe” and “Çatalhöyük”. The second one displays exhibition under the title “Abundance and Scarcity: Contemporary Paradox”. The third one hosts an exhibition about “The future of the Food: Feeding the Planet”. There is also a live performance area in this closed courtyard. The last one is about “Social Responsibility”.
The conical structures are flexible and multi purpose exhibition areas. They also carry the elevated exhibition space above the ground level. This rectangular enclosed space is covered with plenty of terracota casserole dishes in which there are seeds and spices to be recycled after the expo. The dishes were planned to be sent to regions which have difficulties in providing food at the end of the exhibition. The area in which the conical shaped structures are placed at the ground floor functions as an outdoor space for workshops and cafes. There is also a square in front of the expo buildilng for bigger organizations.
Location Milan, Italy
The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Total Construction Area 2.178 m²
Architectural Project Yazgan Design Architecture
3D Image Credits Yazgan Design Architecture
Landscape Design Project Yazgan Design Architecture