Milan, Italy


147 countries participated in Expo Milan 2015, whose theme is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” with pavilions showing technological and design innovations from each country. For Mexico’s thirtieth appearance at a World’s Fair, Echeverria’s design for the pavilion was based on Mexican iconography, but articulated in such a way that it would also appeal to an international audience. The structure is designed to blend into the surrounding space and vegetation, thus attenuating the barrier between architecture and landscape. At the same time, it incorporates an open space with different levels of immersion, allowing each visitor to discover the pavilion through a non-linear tour. The structure was designed to use organic materials with little environmental impact, and technological tools to ensure the building’s efficiency.


This Mexican pavilion was proposed as an architecture that permanently inhabits a place between two extremes: Mexico and the world, nature and artifice, technology and the organic.

IÑAKI ECHEVERRIA [urbanismo paisaje arquitectura]
Iñaki Echeverría / Design Director
Josué Lee, Fabiola Vargas, Daniela González, Guillermo López, Israel Meneses, Janisse Cruz, Jimena Castañeda, Jorge Durán, Omaris Zuñiga, Yasmin Alarcón.