I was very lucky and blessed to visit the Expo Milan 2015 in May. It was the highlight of my travel to Milan. The concept of an Expo started first in London back in 1851 where it was a big success, since that year it became a tradition to be held every 5 years in different country throughout the world to discuss the relating challenges that mankind faces and present new technology.
This year in Milan “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life,” was the theme. Italy decided to host the Expo under this theme, where it is the most characterizing aspects is Food and Nutrition. the covored issues and debates throughout the 6 months of the Expo is “problems of nutrition and the resources of our planet”.
By visiting the Expo and checking 53 countries pavilions you will be able to explore traditional cultural values of food as well as the use of new technologies.
The Tree Of Life
The Tree of Life’s roots lie in one of the most fruitful historical periods for Italian art, the Renaissance. In the late 1530s, the Pope commissioned Michelangelo to re-design Piazza del Campidoglio. The artist modified its shape and paved the packed-dirt surface. The pavement itself featured a complex, symbolic pattern in which overlapping lozenges formed a twelve-point star indicating the constellations.
Marco Balich, a producer of large-scale events who also serves as the artistic director for the Italy Pavilion, drew inspiration from Michelangelo’s work to design the Tree of Life.
In addition to the Renaissance, this grand structure – a monument, sculpture, installation, building, and work of art all at once - also reflects a complex symbology shared by many cultures, so that the Tree of Life becomes an emblem of Primordial Nature, the primeval life force that gave rise to the universe.
The concept is by Marco Balich, while the design is by Marco Balich, jointly with studio Gioforma.
The Tree of Life is not merely tradition and religious symbolism: it also reaches out to the future, to innovation and technology. From the outset, it was conceived as an interactive icon that would capture the imagination of visitors and link together Expo 2015’s various pavilions. A series of special effects using cutting-edge entertainment technology will help it come alive. The Tree of Life will be the starting point for all of the Italy Pavilion’s scheduled events.
Of Course, it Was the Top 1 throughout the month of May, Best Pavilion, Best Host, Best Prices, Best food, Best Design and of course it is ranked the First as the most visited Pavilion. Of course what it could be!!
Proudly and Happily the Qatari Pavilion was the Best in everything... Everything is on Fleek!! I was Honored to be Hosted by the organizers. My Senior project was exposed in the Pavilion since I'm a Human Nutrition Graduate.
I consider it a blessing where my project was selected to be exposed in a universal Expo this year to address the Theme of the Expo.
I can say, yes Qatari Pavilion succeeded in addressing the theme in a cultural innovative way using best technologies, along with entertainments and continuous events.
I can keep talking all day long about all the Details of Qatar Pavilion. It's a must See!
Even though I was invited to the Expo by the Qatari Pavilion. It is a must to run the my home!! specially that it has been months I didn't visit, it was very relieving and it reduced my home sickness.
I was really proud with the Tunisian Pavilion after all what my country has been through, Terrorist Attacks and diminished Tourism.
Tunisia Had Succeeded in showing the best of best using very innovative technology to show our best nutritive sources along with all our cultural things, from clothes, dishes to home designs.
I was lucky that it was the Tunisian Day when I visited, had the chance to attend a very exciting, cheerful dance emerged with the idea of Food and Nutrition where the dancers where acting as farmers and ladies as cookers.
Tunisia!! I'm Proud of you!!!
Best Pavilions Designs:
I took picture for the Best Pavilions designs that I really enjoyed seeing.
Ecuador was my favorite, because of course I love COLORS. The line was huge to enter. However, their, events and show were as interesting as the Pavilion.
Along with, China, Vietnam, Uruguay and Malaysia.
More Pictures From the Expo: