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Shortlist announced for UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has announced the shortlist for the design competition for the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo. The competition was posted by WAN’s Business Information Service in January 2014 (see brief). The eight multi-disciplinary teams progressing to the second stage of the competition are (in alphabetical order with team lead first):

AL_A with The Nature Conservancy, The Future Laboratory, Exposure, Gross.max, Woodroffe Bassett, AKT II and Max Fordham
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Studio Myerscough with Eckersley O’Callaghan, Atelier 10, Gillespies, Richard Greenwood and Scan Lab
Asif Khan with Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Josh Schowald, AKT II, Atelier Ten, AECOM, iart, iLUKA, Dr. Rachel Armstrong, Andrew Pimbly and The Skinny Bib
Barber & Osgerby with Universal Design Studio, Imperial College, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, MAP, Gensler, Max Fordham, Arup, Lend Lease, Speirs and Major and B-Reel
David Kohn Architects with Bompas & Parr, London Research Kitchen, Random International, Exploration Architecture, Max Fordham, Jane Wernick, Jonathan Cook Associated, Tristram Stuart/Feeding the 5000, Change performing arts, Nicola Twilley/Edible Geography and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Grant Associates with Wilkinson Eyre, Seawater Greenhouse, Cornwall Food Foundation, Atelier One, Atelier Ten, Thomas Matthews, Sennep, Five Hate and Buro Four
Paul Cocksedge Studio with GrowUP and Arup
Wolfgang Buttress Studio with Slow Food UK, Martin Dewey, Tristan Simmonds Studio, BDP, Clear Consultants, Professor Rudi Klein and Fleet River Music

Competing with pavilions from 140+ countries, the UK Pavilion will address the overall Expo theme, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, which asks the question: is it possible to ensure sufficient, good, healthy and sustainable food for everyone on the planet? While the Expo's central theme is nutrition, explored in terms of food production and consumption, participating countries are also asked to examine how to nurture the environment and celebrate the life-enhancing and social aspects of food.

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