Libeskind’s Chinese Expo 2015 pavilion design unveiled


Daniel Libeskind has designed the pavilion for Chinese property company Vanke which will be on show at Milan for its Expo 2015.

Vanke’s participation in the food-themed world fair marks the first time in the 163 years the event has been staged that that a Chinese company has put on a pavilion of its own.

 For the structure of the pavilion, Libeskind was influenced by Confucius, the Italian Renaissance and  contemporary art.


The interior of the building will include screens showing a history of Chinese culture.

Vanke chairman Wang Shi said the pavilion is intended to express community through the experience of food.

He said: “Food is one of the most effective ways to understand a culture – the ritual of eating and talking together is important in every community.”


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