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Expo Milano 2015

By Ufficio di piano Expo 2015 & Studio Technicio Majoviecki

Milan, Italy

Expo covered by 85.000 m² MEHLER TEXNOLOGIES® Material

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Decumano and Cardo 

VALMEX ® FR 1000 Mehatop F, Type II

85.000 m²

Maffeis Engineering Spa

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December 2014

Milan, Italy

Taiyo Europe

ConExpo 2015 sarl

Ufficio di piano Expo 2015

& Studio Technicio Majoviecki

 
 
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              MEHLER TEXNOLOGIES® material covers the area of

                                                                            13 Football Pitches at Expo 2015        

  While tensile construction is the favoured design feature at Expo 2015 in Milan, Low & Bonar´s benefits of its excellent reputation of high quality coated textiles. The first coup of Low & Bonar was to provide material for the huge sun shading systems of the Expo 2015 paths. The idea of the two axes derives from the Roman concept of a town’s grid with decumano and the perpendicular cardo. These are the typical features of roman town planning which can not only be seen in the grids of old roman towns in Italy but as well in Jerusalem for example or Damascus.

Cool shades for a hot EXPO summer

As Milan gets quite hot during summer the designers of the Expo area decided to cover the two axes in a way that the old Romans would certainly have appreciated as well: it seems that the fabrics are only loosely fitted to the rectangular frames. Of course there is engineering to do nowadays but it’s really good to see textile structures in a way that seems natural – indeed a straightforward approach to this ephemeral structure.