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Milan Expo 2015: Bio-Mediterraneum Cluster

Politecnico di Milano



  • Politecnico di Milano
  • American University of Cairo
  • Exhibition Content: Seconda Università degli Studi of Naples
  • Scientific adviser and project coordinator: Cherubino Gambardella
  • Concept and Exhibition Layout: Cherubino Gambardella, Stefano Guidarini, Camillo Magni, and Lorenzo Capobianco

Project Status


Year Completed



7,037 sq. meters


Milan Expo 2015

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This 7,037 square meter enclosure brings together countries in and around the Mediterranean with a design that rethinks the idea of the sea as a large common space in which communal events, including markets and shows, are held. Four kitchens bring Mediterranean food from the 10 participating countries to visitors as they traverse the pavilion.

Project Description


The Cluster draws inspiration from the image of Mediterranean cities. Colours, flavours and aromas will create a unique cultural experience capable of synthesizing the elements of the Mediterranean culture and spirit. The sea - large common space of the project - will hold together the various cultural identities and, in declining the theme “street life,” it will host shows, markets and events. Four kitchens - islands in the sea - will be centres of attraction exalting the bio-Mediterranean food experience. The title chosen, The White Dream, expresses the strong multicultural perspective of the project centred on the Mediterranean area: the Mare Nostrum, in fact, is called by various populations along the southern bank “il Mare Bianco” (“the White Sea”).

The Universities that collaborated with the Politecnico of Milan in designing the concept are the American University of Cairo and Seconda Università degli Studi of Naples.

Countries belonging to this cluster:
- Albania
- Egypt
- Greece
- Lebanese Republic
- Malta
- Montenegro
- People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
- San Marino
- Serbia
- Tunisia

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