The pavilion divides into four thematic zones: Soil, Water, Biodiversity shown here and Climate. Change country. Each group clearly has attributes of the others, but one dominant emphasis. One has to appreciate the breadth of the ideas being communicated, even if they do not always come off. The scheme displays a central garden characteristic of a Polish landscape - completely surrounded by giant mirrors - and accommodates sqm of exhibition space. The underlying idea was neat and thought-provoking: if we all consume in moderation there's enough for everybody. The results - despite much decried construction delays and other colourful scandals - were in turn demented, elegant, garish and at times audacious; a sort of global Eurovision song contest in building form. It is a strong piece of architecture, its steel form like a powerful battleship, its vertical farm along the left flank both a piece of engineering and art. May 18,
Bahrain Pavilion – Milan Expo / Studio Anne Holtrop ArchDaily
Milan Expo gardens of fruit trees are framed by the white concrete walls of Bahrain's Milan Expo pavilion, designed by Dutch architect Anne Holtrop as a peaceful oasis of green (+ slideshow + interview). Despite having "never heard of" Bahrain, Amsterdam-based Holtrop was.
Since relocating two years ago from the Netherlands to Bahrain, where he's set up a studio in the capital, Manama, architect Anne Holtrop has been exposed to. Address: Via Giorgio Stephenson,Milano, Italy. Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo / SoNo Arhitekti. Brazil Pavilion – Milan Expo / Studio Arthur Casas + Atelier Marko Brajovic.
Photography: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri. This breathing microclimate could be a future solution to air shortages.
It is a great 3-dimensional wood truss raised off the ground on mighty steel supports. Product: Concrete.
Small countries must respond intelligently to challenges of food production; the Netherlands is actually the second largest food exporting country in the world, thanks to ingenious land reclamation and efficient use of extremely fertile delta landscape. A forest occupies the third floor terrace.
Flag of Kingdom of Bahrain at Al-Fatih Grand Mosque in Manama, Bahrain. . National Pavilion of The Kingdom of Bahrain by Anne Holtrop. Three pavilions stand out for their artistic qualities: Bahrain, Austria, and the United Bahrain pavilion in my first post; I'll only note here that Studio Anne Holtrop and of steel with the lettering both laser cut and a flag embossed in the metal.
The underlying idea was neat and thought-provoking: if we all consume in moderation there's enough for everybody.
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The didactic quality of the pavilion manifests itself in a group of seven small movies shown on sculptural screens. The earthy metal structure supports a tensile net which shapes an undulating terrain over planting and exhibition space beneath.
The climax was a metaphorical hive made out ofaluminium components and LED light fittings that sparkled and pulsated according to the activity of a real hive in Nottingham.
In some cases the architecture was not aesthetically pleasing but the concept was strong. Archaeologies of Green, the pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain, at the Expo Milano is a poetic interpretation of the cultural agrarian heritage of the country, which stems from the ancient civilization of Dilmun. About Contact Submit Advertise.
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