LA GRAN GOCCIA / The Big Drop

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.

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