ArchitectureWeek Notes No. 313
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Thu Nov 30 09:30:28 PST 2006
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MILAN TRADE FAIR
by Debra Moffitt
"When you build one million square meters, you really
don't know if what you envisioned will be good or bad,"
says Massimilliano Fuksas, the Rome-based architect for
the New Milan Trade Fair. The 10.8-million-square-foot
convention complex, which opened in April 2006, has a
mile-long canopy that wows visitors with its whimsical
flair, transforming a glass and steel structure into a
fabric that billows and then touches down like tornados
to the floor.
Constructed near Malpensa Airport, this unconventional
center has been touted by the Italian press as on par
with the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao by Frank Gehry and
is considered to be Italy's new pilgrimage site.
The convention complex defies any notion that what is
functional must be boring. The canopy or "sail" as
Fuksas calls it, is like a whim, solidified and
concretized, while underneath, serious work gets done
in exhibition halls, cafes, and offices.
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De La Warr Pavilion
by Terri Whitehead
Located in the British town of Bexhill-on-Sea, the De
La Warr Pavilion is a striking example of international
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has recently reopened following a renovation that
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