LA GRAN GOCCIA / THE BIG WATER DROP

Sponsor: Architectural Competition Concours d’Architecture
Location: Milan, Italy: 2015 Milan Universal Exposition
Status: Competition / 2014
Project Team:
Glenn LaRue Smith, Principal
Vinson J. Camacho, Principal
Renato Bruno, Sub-Consultant

The PUSH studio design for the World Expo Information Pavilion was based on the Expo theme of “Feeding the Planet / Energy for Life.” Water as a fundamental necessity for food and energy formed the central concept for The Big Drop solution. The building is geodesic in structure, shaped like a drop of water that appears to be suspended in mid-air, and lighted with LED lights and microprocessors that display programmed Expo information. The interior spaces of the pavilion distribute spaces that appear to float within the geodesic structure.