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ARQ (Santiago)

versión On-line ISSN 0717-6996

ARQ (Santiago)  no.90 Santiago ago. 2015

http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-69962015000200001 

PORTFOLIO

Photographic report

Expo Milano 2015 in Construction

 

  

Andrea Ferro*(1)

* Photographer specialized in architecture, city and urban life. andreaferrophotography@hotmail.com


Nepal Pavilion seen from the Sudan Pavilion.
© Andrea Ferro

International exhibitions are true laboratories of contemporary architecture where possibilities often difficult to implement in other contexts are tested. Today, this condition is exacerbated by the circulation, in different media, of the images of these pavilions that aspire not only to represent their countries but also to signal possible avenues for the future of architecture. However, we must ask, what is the real future of all these buildings? We just need to remember that immediately after the Shanghai Expo in 2010, 49 of the 54 national pavilions were demolished or dismantled, showing that these architectures designed to portray the world’s future end up lasting even less than their pictures.

On this occasion, the Italian photographer Andrea Ferro presents us with his photographs of the construction process of the Expo Milano 2015; they show us the recent past of these pavilions whose pictures now circulate the world’s press, addressing as well the question about the future of these temporary but not demountable architectures.

Pavilion of Congo, Benin, Gambia, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Zambia.
© Andrea Ferro 

Unloading materials for the construction of Belgium pavilion.
© Andrea Ferro

En esta ocasión, el fotógrafo italiano Andrea Ferro nos presenta sus fotografías del montaje de la Expo Milán 2015; en ellas observamos el pasado reciente de esos pabellones cuyas imágenes hoy circulan por la prensa mundial, abriendo además la pregunta por el futuro de estas arquitecturas temporales pero no desmontables. 

Pavilion of Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Cuba, Gabon, Ghana, Sao Tome and Principe.
© Andrea Ferro

Pavilions of Kazakhstan (left) and UAE (right)
© Andrea Ferro

Pavilion of Laos, Bangladesh and Sierra Leone; and behind, the columns of Vietnam pavilion.
© Andrea Ferro


1. Andrea Ferro | Architect, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy (2011). M-Arch, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain (2014). Photographer specialized in architecture, city and urban life.

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