Biovision – German Pavillion IGA and BUGA
The pavilion architecture: A stylised landscape of German crops - almost like an aerial photograph. The 7 side walls of the pavilion form a hill: a symbol for biodiversity and the sustainable stewardship of nature. The pavilion itself is an ecological high-tech construction. Surrounding the pavilion, on an area covering some 10.000 square metres, the themed gardens provide many insights into the diversity of modern sustainable horticulture and its positive effects on mankind. The visitor follows a fascinating exhibition from the open space into the pavilion, from research to practical application, from sustainable raw materials to modern products. Milla & Partner was responsible for the exhibition design as well as for the operation of the pavilion during the entire duration of both the IGA 2003 and the BUGA 2005. The agency also provided the complete planning of the events: research, organisation and implementation of over 170 professional lectures, entertainment events and alternating exhibitions for different target groups - scientists, laypersons, students, families. The topics included nutrition, ecological agriculture, viniculture, herbal construction material, biological pest management. The German Pavilion was created by Milla & Partner in cooperation with Gasser|Wittmer Architekten.