XT-U Milan 2015

The concept was conceived by X-TU Architects to address the Expo's theme of "Feeding the Planet. Energy for life." by creating a market hall design out of crisscrossed layers of timber. Food vines grow in between the gaps in the lattice and cultivated fields lead visitors inside where a restaurant serves food grown at the pavilion. Inhabitat is on the scene with live coverage of the event


In addition to a restaurant, the pavilion hosts a pastry shop, performance space and learning space, all with the goal of educating the world on creating not just more food, but also better quality food.




What I like the most about this project is the fact that it was made out of natural and recycled materials, so it's making would not create a lot of waste. I also highlighted the fact that it's an educational space, which is what I would like my space to be too, so in this sense it directly links to what I am thinking to do. 

I also really like the look of the structure, because it is very modern but the wood makes it look very natural. If I saw this on the street I would like to go in. I want my exposition to be easily approachable too.

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