Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
“Global Farm 2.0” in Milan, Italy by Nothing studio
August 6th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Nothing studio
On May 14, in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Maurizio Martina, the sole commissioner of Expo 2015 Giuseppe Sala, President of CONAF Andrea Sisti, the World President of agronomists Maria Cruz Diaz Alvarez and designer architect Enzo Eusebi, the pavilion of the world agronomists the “Global farm 2.0, openend. Fully sustainable and carbon free, the pavillion is entrely built in re used and ecological materials.
The zero impact pavilion, has been built on a plot of 600 sqm in the North East 12 area of the fair. A space able to explain visitors how agriculture and the cycle of food production today needs specific digital and technological skills. Enzo Eusebi’s concept, who oversaw the artistic direction, for WAA and CONAF, is not a simple attempt to revisit what we are use to see: in a technological rural architecture in its different morphologies building, in every country of the world.
The goal of the Global Farm 2.0, conceived and built by Eusebi, is to overcome the pure aesthetic dimension to express, new manufacturing logic and organizational methods. The Pavilion, completely devoid of concrete, was made with Italian wood – saving in emissions of polluting gases and walls of natural cork, once removed, the pavillion will become a traveling exhibition to promote discussion and awareness on food even after the end of Expo2015.
The pavilion, which covers an area of over 500 square meters, was designed by architect Eusebi, the first architect to work with agronomists, to be versatile. Visitors are greeted by a walnut tree planted in the ground at the center of the space. The “table of Democracy, placed around the tree, becomes the place in which develop discussions and debates.
The versatility of the space comes from the need to make the pavilion open to the public for events, exhibitions, conferences and to stage, in the next six months, the various “farm” types in different continents. 24 case histories will be analyzed and one continent for month, and will compose the puzzle of the Global Farm.
The pavilion is designed to show the impact of different production models on the landscape, on the territory and on local identities. All this from the the agronomists perspective, the professionals who more than any other are critical to ensure the nutrition of the planet: 380,000 agronomists work daily to plan food, but also to assist companies on food and environmental safety, organize agricultural work to ensure the availability of resources over time. They are represented globally by the World Association of Agronomists.
The Global Farm 2.0 becomes a real laboratory of ideas that eleborates short-circuits in chemistry with economy, tradition with genetics, know-how with scientific research, the slow pace of nature with the speed of the digital present: to work in the near future between the earth and the sky it will be necessary to govern a new and fascinating crossing of knowledge.
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