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Colombia - Expo Milano 2015

Colombia at the Exhibition Expo Milano 2015
© Fabio Maglio
Architect(s) : Manuel Villa Architects

The design of the pavilion is inspired by thermal floors, which is why the 1907 m2 of the building are divided into four units that symbolise the mountains of Colombia, which range from sea level to eternal snow.

The façade is an allegory of the diversity you can see if you travel through the country.
Images of flora and fauna adorn the exterior façade and change depending on where you look.
This dynamism is felt in the pavilion, which is decorated with flavours, aromas, textures and colours that show that Colombia is full of contrasts.

Macaws, frogs, butterflies and other species of Colombia's rich wildlife adorn the perimeter of the pavilion.
These species accompany six Colombian landscapes that show the beauty of the rivers and lakes, the power of the sea, the grandeur of the deserts and the tranquility of the beaches found in the country.

The design of the pavilion is sustainable, therefore it is built with spruce, one of the most used materials in environmentally friendly buildings.
These laminated wood pieces are brought from Friuli, one of the main wood producers in northern Italy; they are also light and easy to assemble, which allows for a more efficient transfer.