Milan World Expo 2015 - Expo Milano 2015

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May 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

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Indonesia at the Exhibition Milan 2015

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Architect(s) : Miranti Gumayana, Dani Hermawan et Rubi Roesli

The concept of the Indonesian pavilion, designed by Miranti Gumayana, Dani Hermawan and Rubi Roesli, refers to the interaction between farmers and fishing communities in the Nusantara (an Indonesian word for Archipelago) via the Bubu (a traditional tool for catching fish), and the Lumbung (a traditional crop storage).
Indonesia is a country with a vast array of natural resources, its bio diversity stretches from Sabang to Merauke with the Badak or Rhinoceros being the most unique species existing in Indonesia.
This is the underlying reason for choosing the Javan rhino as the icon for the Indonesia Pavilion.

The Javan rhino is very similar in appearance to the larger, closely related one-horned rhinos, but has a much smaller head, with a smaller waist and with less noticeable skin tag.

Until recently less than 50 Javan rhinos lived in Indonesia on the Ujung Kulon peninsula in West Java, Indonesia.
The population appears to be stable and the Javan rhino is probably the rarest large mammal on the planet, with no more than 50 in the wild and none in captivity.