Austria’s Milan expo pavilion provides oxygen for 1800 people

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Behind the wooden walls of Austria’s national pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, a team led by architect Klaus K Loenhart has planted enough trees to provide a source of oxygen for up to 1,800 people.

Entitled Breathe, the Austrian pavilion was designed to highlight the importance of oxygen and cooling air to the environment, as well as to promote the country’s approach to managing sustainable forests.

Klaus K Loenhart, who is both an architect and a landscape architect, and his partners on team.breathe conceived the space as a woodland. It incorporates natural cooling systems rather than air conditioning, creating its own microclimate.

“The pavilion forms a frame around a generous vegetation body and acts as a vessel for the performance of the internal landscape,” said Loenhart.

 

Source: Dezeen magazine