UK and Wolfgang Buttress Win "Best Pavilion" at Milan Expo 2015


UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As the Milan Expo 2015 comes to a close, the winners of its best pavilions are being revealed. Wolfgang Buttress’ UK Pavilion has taken top honors being named the exhibition’s “Best Pavilion for Architecture & Landscape.” A crowd favorite, the pavilion caught the attention of the world with it’s mesmerizing (and photogenic) “beehive” made of 169,300 individual aluminium components that allowed visitors to experience the life of a bee. 


UK Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Chilean Pavilion, designed by Cristián Undurraga, was awarded second for the prize, ahead of the Czech Republic (who took home the bronze) by Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers.


Chilean Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Cristián Undurraga. Image © Cristián Undurraga

Chilean Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Cristián Undurraga. Image © Cristián Undurraga

Czech Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers. Image © Lukas Pelech

Czech Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers. Image © Lukas Pelech

UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress


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