French Pavillion EXPO 2015

French Pavillion EXPO 2015

France was represented at the international world exhibition in their own pavilion on the theme of „Feeding the Plant, Energy for Life“. The exhibition has taken place in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015.

Cooperation for an impressive timber construction

The large French wood construction company Simonin - a Schmid Schrauben partner since 2014 - was responsible for the construction of the extraordinary pavilion. About 30,000 RAPID® Fullthread screws were used to secure the supporting structure.
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Facts, figures & volumes

Architect: XTU architects
Planning: Design-to-Production
Timber Construction: SIMONIN FR
Location: Milan
Space: 3.592 m2
Height (outside): 12 meters
Height (inside): up to 8 meters
30.000 RAPID® Fullthread Screws
Start for timber construction: 2015

Impressive wooden construction

The wood construction impresses with its latticework of curved, laminated timber supports which encase the French exhibition theme.

The latticework, with 1.5 metre openings, forms both the ceiling of the market hall and at the same time the supporting structure for the levels above them. At two corners, this framework rises to a full height of 12 metres, while inside it rises to 8 metres.

In order to take sustainability issues into account, materials were used in the construction of the building which can easily be dismantled and reused at the end of the exhibition. Wood exclusively from the French Jura region was used.


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