Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.
Designed by internationally-renowned architects, Expo Milano 2015 includes an exposition garden with more than 12,000 trees, water features and a canal. Reflecting the signature urban-planning style of the ancient Romans, the site is based on two wide avenues, the Cardo and the Decumano, which intersect at Piazza Italia. On these avenues stand the pavilions of the participating countries, the public squares and the areas dedicated to events and catering. Constructed to be energy-efficient and sustainable, the buildings are designed to be removed and reused, mainly for humanitarian purposes, after the event concludes.
The site will host four thematic areas. The range from Pavilion Zero, which traces the history of humankind via its relationship with food, to the Future Food District, which explains how technology will change food storage, distribution, purchase, and consumption. Then there are the areas of the Children's Park, where the young folk can learn about the themes of Expo Milano 2015 while having fun, and the Biodiversity Park, a large garden in which a number of our planet's ecosystems are reproduced. In Milan itself, the Triennale Museum, will be Arts & Foods, an exhibition exploring how the relationship between food and art has changed over the centuries.
Expo Milano 2015 is not only a showcase of the best technologies for a sustainable future, but a global, interactive event with thousands of cultural offerings both within and outside the exhibition site. Shows, concerts, conferences, cooking demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions will transform Expo Milano 2015 into an occasion for reflection as well as enjoyment.
On Saturday, October 3, and Sunday October 4, Paolo Brambilla will be happy to visit the Expo together with international guests or to attend cultural offerings outside the exhibition site.