Cupole Expo 2015

Cupole Expo 2015

Benedetta Tagliabue and EMBT architectural studio signed the winning design of LOVE IT-Real Italian Food, a project of Copagri Expo who’s aim was to promote the excellence of Italian food heritage. The attention of the design of the Catalan firm has allowed the development of a sustainable structure, optimized by the amount of material and ease of construction.
The project is characterized by two domes designed in a perfect relationship with the surrounding space of Lake Arena and the Tree of Life and thus open and permeable to the passage.
The open nature of the structure allows reduced use of mechanical systems, ensuring full functionality thanks to the natural lighting and ventilation.
The structure is made from an origami based on laminated wooden elements connected by galvanized steel plates. Perfect combination of architectural and structural form, the facades are designed both inside and out as if they were the branches of a tree, allowing visual continuity between inside and outside space.
SIO has developed the entire structural design from the preliminary stage to the final design, optimizing both the wooden laminated structures than the junction plates and also reducing completion timing in situ.
The modularity and structural simplicity of this architectural body will allow its reuse thanks to a simple disassembly and re-assembly to accommodate multiple functions.