Nowhere: A Year After Milan's Expo Highlighting the Global Food Crisis, the Site Shows No Promise of Future Developemt

This feature has been created in collaboration with urbanNext, a multi-platform aimed at developing, disseminating and distributing content centered on architecture through a focus on the contemporary human milieu and its challenges. Architizer features a weekly discussion from urbanNext’s journals to support its investigation of urban conditions and innovations facing the architectural profession today. A grand vision to radically re-think the lasting value of a World Expo, the Milan Expo in 2015 originated with great ambitions. Recognizing the long history of world expos that have often ravaged public spending and catalyzed urban displacement, the committee behind Milan's Expo 2015 were determined to deliver a fair which would be a marker of Italy's strengthening economic position, a conveyer of solutions for tackling the global food crisis, and a regenerative ground-plan for the stimulation of agricultural activity in Milan, all at once. Slow Food Pavilion, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for the Milan Expo 2015 In this video interview for urbanNext, Italian architect and urban planner Lorenzo Degli Esposti of Degli Esposti Architetti shows viewers the current state of the Expo site, a year after the 6-month fair came to an end. "You can immediately notice as ...
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