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Design competition launched for UK pavilion at Milan Expo 2015
Companies are invited to submit proposals for an innovative design for the UK pavilion at Milan Expo.
Creatives have the opportunity to create a unique and high impact design to represent the UK at the Milan Expo 2015. The successful party will represent the Expo theme in a way which creates the most original, inspiring and memorable visitor experience possible.
The Expo will:
demonstrate the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’
address one of the key questions of our age, how do we ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for all
A total of 20 million visitors are expected at the Expo over six months.
Christine Losecaat, Creative Director for the UK Pavilion Milan 2015, said:
We are seeking a team who can come up with a great concept which sends a powerful message of modern Britain to an international audience.
There are some incredibly exciting developments taking place in Britain’s agri-tech, life sciences and food and drink sectors, this is a fantastic opportunity to show them off to the world. We also hope the winning design will include a legacy – whether physical, experiential or virtual – which we can use for future events around the globe.
The UK pavilion at Milan Expo aims to:
build on the huge success of the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 and the positive perceptions created by the London 2012 Olympic Games
reinforce the UK as an open and innovative country, engaging the world
advance our trade and investment objectives in key markets
showcase the UK’s ground-breaking research and development on food security
showcase the leading role played by UK business in promoting sustainable sourcing
showcase world-class British solutions to the challenges of a rapidly-changing world
The Expo will:
contribute to the international exchange of ideas that World Expos promote
send a powerful message of the UK as an excellent place to visit and do business