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Milan Expo 2015: Moldova

Gorgona Architecture & Design Studio

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Laid out over three floors in a metal and glass structure enclosed by green wooden casings, the design of the Moldovan Pavilion reflects the look of a sliced apple.

Project Description

Theme: "Shine the Light - Energy of Sun, Energy of Earth, Food for People"


Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe. Its rich soil and temperate continental climate with warm summers and mild winters have made the country one of the most productive agricultural regions since ancient times, and a major supplier of agricultural products in southeastern Europe. Moldova’s fertile soil produces fruits, vegetables meat and grain products and one of the most important industries of the country is wine - making, for which Moldova is known far beyond its borders. For many years, wine-making in Moldova was the basic occupation of the population.
Moldova’s theme focuses on the sun - the primary and ultimate source of light and energy – bringing warmth, liveliness and oxygen; it is food for the body and soul. “Shine the Light" is the name of the main installation of the pavilion. Visible from far away, it’s based on solar energy and spreads its pure “rain of light" throughout the pavilion and outside of it. The main message the Moldovan pavilion will convey is that the energy we need in order to obtain goods and nurture us is everywhere; we just need to learn how to use it in a thoughtful way. The main source of energy in Moldova is the sun, which is present year round. It contributes in a major way to the development of Moldovan organic agriculture. It also fills its people with energy and strength.

The main objective of Moldovan Pavilion at World Expo 2015 is to promote ecological means in everything we do: how we feed ourselves, how we obtain energy, how we travel and how we enjoy life. The theme will be mirrored through all the elements of the Moldovan pavilion, from the sun energy installation outside to the film projections and the neon installation. From the solar themed design that is meant to encourage people to come back to their basic sources of energy in order to obtain what they need without any pollution, to the elements from inside the pavilion that serve as a source  of "food for thought",  the pavilion presents Moldova as a land filled with positive energy.
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