Coca-Cola Pavilion – Second Life
Studio: Peia Associati
Project: Coca-Cola Pavilion – Second Life
Location: Milan, Italy
Credit: Peia Associati
The Coca-Cola Pavilion has been designed from the beginning to be reused as a basketball court at the end of the EXPO 2015. The pavilion won the title of Leadership in the “Towards a Sustainable Expo” award for its passive temperature control capabilities, thanks to a cross ventilation effect, activated by the freshest air captured through the North motorized glass louvers, and sucked up by the warmer air outside the high openings on the South façade. For greater effectiveness, waterfalls have been created on the West and East glass facades.
After Expo, the structure was dismantled, transported and rebuilt as a Second Life in the Parco Robinson in Milan, where it was used to cover a basketball court. The structure allows shading the space of play assuring usability in any climate conditions.
The donation of the pavilion to the city of Milan, and not to private individuals, has created a new aggregation point in a suburban neighbourhood, promoting active and socializing lifestyles, inclusivity and sustainability.