Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy, The city proper has a population of 1.3 million, whilst the Milan metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million.
The city is a major world fashion and design capital. There also important museums, theatres and world recognised landmarks such as the Milan Cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Milan attracts over 6 million visitors a year.
Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012, and will be hosted by Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015.
The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet.
Attendants to the Expo are expected to include over 130 countries plus a significant number of international organisations.
AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International Competition is to design an Information Pavilion within the World Expo Park in Milan. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the World Expo theme.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the World Expo.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
THOSE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
Architects, Architecture Graduated, Engineers and Students. Interdisciplinary teams are also encouraged to enter the Competition.
Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members and there is no age limit.
Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 6,000 with the distribution as follows:
1st PRIZE: US$ 3,500
2nd PRIZE: US$ 1,700
3rd PRIZE: US$ 800
There will also be 7 honorable mentions
_Competition Officially Announced - 08th July 2014
_Start of Competition - 10th July 2014
_Closing Date for Registration - 31th October 2014
_Closing Date for Submissions - 05th November 2014
This is an open International Competition hosted by [AC-CA]™ to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Pavilion to be built.
For more information, please visit: http://www.ac-ca.org/en/home