EXPO 2015Palazzo Italia. Italian pride
Palazzo Italia is the heart of the Italian area and symbolizes the dynamism, creativity and beauty that Italians are able to create.
It is located at one end of the Decumano that together with Cardo form the two axes around which the structure of Expo 2015 develops. Just like the map of the cities in ancient Rome.
The Decumanus maximus was a central street from east to west. The Decumanus maximus was crossed squarely with the Cardo maximus, the main north-south axis.
This building is covered with a "skin", innovative from many points of view, that intertwines branches as in a real forest.
First of all, the cement with which this skin is built is capable to clean the air. In fact it is a photocatalyst cement that, thanks to an active substance, in the presence of the sun, is able to capture some polluting particles and transform them into inert salts. Both the cement biodynamic and its active ingredient are patents of Italcementi, an Italian company.
Besides, thanks to the photovoltaic glass that covers it, Palazzo Italia is a nearly zero energy building.
This innovative cement thanks to its particular fluidity has also permitted the realization of complex shapes.
So ... sustainability, creativity, innovation, culture ... not to mention the exhibition halls ... all is fantastic and unmissable!
Be patient if you want to visit it because you have to queue. My husband and I waited more than an hour but I assure you that our patience was rewarded.
Why Italy is so great? thanks to its people, landscapes, art and more. You will be able to see everything.
The visit begins with a first room (the power of skills) where the experiences in their field of ordinary people are told. All they achieved brilliant results thanks to their special skills.
Ordinary people or daily superheroes? A different way to travel through businesses in all sectors.
Then you can go from a fantastic experience to another!
The power of beauty. Halls of mirrors. On the ceiling. On the walls. On the floor. The most beautiful Italian landscapes are projected in all directions. Fascinating!
And then it's the time of art through kaleidoscopes. Superb! It's impossible to describe it, it's necessary to see it.
Finally, the limit power. The challenges of the future and the way by which Italy is answering with research and innovation. The plastic that quickly disappears. The mushrooms from coffee grounds.
Tissues from orange. Curative saffron and much more ...
Unmissable, believe me!
The photo of the exterior of Palazzo Italia is from the Official Sitehttp://www.expo2015.org/
All other photos were taken by my husband +Carlo Imperato
during OUR visit in the 23th of June.
They depict the characters of the first room, the room of mirrors, an original painting by Guttuso on display. Besides I added a map to locate better Palazzo Italia and the two axes around which the entire exhibition area is extended.
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Here are the list of my previous posts!What is Expo?https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LorettaSebastiani/posts/HiAU7q5j1nuThe history of Exposhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+LorettaSebastiani/posts/FgQNo552EfCThe theme of Expo 2015https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LorettaSebastiani/posts/j8K257562yF #expo #expomilan2015 #expo2015 #milan