The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life rises skyward with a height of 37 meters, reflecting in the water of Lake Arena. In front of Palazzo Italia, at the end of the Cardo.
Children Park, Lake Arena, Open Theatre
The Children’s Park is an area of play and discovery for kids. The project calls for an itinerary of experiences, activities and stimulating situations, while also providing a place for relaxation.
To the north of the Expo site, Lake Arena is a body of water surrounded by stands for about 3000 spectators, and a plaza of about 28,000 square meters for 20,000 persons.
To the south of the Expo site, the Open Air Theater is a large space set aside for outdoor events, with a capacity of about 11,000 persons on the lawn or the stands, for concerts, theater performances and official ceremonies.
Cardo and Decumanus
The Cardo and Decumanus are the two axes around which the site is structured, based on the Roman castrum. The pavilions of the participating countries are positioned along these axes.
At the western extremity of the Expo site, the Expo Center is at one of the four cardinal points of the Cardo and Decumanus arrangement, offering a large space for indoor events, culture and entertainment.
Curated by Davide Rampello and designed by Michele De Lucchi, Padiglione Zero is the beginning of the visit to Expo Milano 2015, narrating crops and products of the earth in the history of humanity, from prehistoric times to the present. Transformations of the natural landscape, the culture and rituals of consumption.
The symbolic heart of the entire space, destined to remain after the Expo as a center of technological innovation at the service of the city, Palazzo Italia, designed by Studio Nemesi & Partners, is based on the idea of an architectural landscape.
Intesa San Paolo Pavillion
As an Official Global Partner of Expo Milano 2015, Intesa Sanpaolo will have its own space, a structure facing the Decumanus, of almost 1000 square meters, designed by the architect Michele De Lucchi and made with ecological, recyclable materials based on natural elements that suggest the themes of ecology and sustainable growth.
The viaduct and the arches
The viaduct and the arches stand near the main platform of Expo; the viaduct is a continuous girder bridge with five spans of 53 meters each.