Great Britain's pavilion design for the Milan Expo 2015
The bee's knees
Ahead of the Dubai Expo that will be held in 2020, taking place from May to October next year is Milan's own version that will see 147 countries build their own national pavilions, each inspired by the theme 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'. With one particular noteworthy invention already proposed by Great Britain - suggesting similarities and relationships between humans and bees.
The site is composed as a sequence of landscapes that lead to the centrepiece of the design, dubbed the actual 'hive'. The design takes an overall rectangular form, elevated 3 metres off the ground, with visitors able to occupy this internal sphere and experience aspects of a live beehive.
Created by Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress, the structure will also be home to vibrations and pulsing lights activated throughout the space, informed by real-time inputs from a group of the honey-producing insects, no less.