The pavilion Slow Food Expo in Milan 2015 designed by Herzog & de Meuron allows visitors to discover the importance of agricultural biodiversity and food, to explore the variety of products that are the protagonists of biodiversity and to become aware of the need to adopt new habits consumption.
The concept of the pavilion is based on a simple layout of tables that creates an atmosphere of dining hall and market. People can watch visual contributions, read key texts on the different consumption habits and their consequences for our planet, we can meet and discuss with representatives of sustainable agriculture and local food production to learn about alternative approaches and can smell, the taste and wealth of agricultural and food biodiversity.
Within this space, it was erected three cabins, archaic structures, almost primitive, wooden, which define the triangular space of a courtyard or market. These cabins are long and slender buildings memory of the Lombard farmhouse 'Mas'. After the Expo will be dismantled and reassembled as garden sheds in school gardens throughout Italy by Slow Food Initiative 'Orto in Condotta'.
Photo credit: Marco Jetti