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Video: the vision behind the UK Pavilion at Milan Expo

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BDP has released this video documenting the development of the UK Pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress

The film, released to coincide with the opening of the 2015 Milan Expo this week, features footage and interviews with key members of the design team who explain the design process and ideas behind the scheme.

The UK pavilion resembles a giant beehive at the centre of a wildflower meadow, and is inspired by the crucial role played by bees and pollination in providing the world’s food supply.

Visitors enter through an orchard set within a courtyard space enclosed by high gabion walls. Once through the meadow, visitors enter the hive structure made from a lattice of 169,300 pieces of aluminium and steel.

BDP architects, landscape, lighting and sustainability consultants designed the pavilion as part of a team led by the Nottingham-based artist and including contractor Stage One and structural engineer Tristan Simmonds.

Read AJ editor Rory Olcayto’s first reaction to Milan 2015 Expo here.


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