D2U (Design to Users) that has been selected by Intesa Sanpaolo Group for designing their N1 Pavilion at EXPO 2015, together with the Real Estate Lombardy Pole. This project belongs to the initiatives and events that the Bank Group has been planning at MILAN EXPO 2015, as Official Banking Partner of the Event.
N1 Pavilion represents an important meeting point supporting all those people who, coming to EXPO, may need information and any kind of banking activities; it will look directly on to the Decumano (the main street of Expo site) at the west entry.
For this reason, besides satisfying some practical banking requirements, the building has a very iconic architectural feature, that perfectly represents the commitment of Intesa Sanpaolo Group for this Exhibition, with its values of sustainability.
With a great visual effect, the outside part of the building looks as a truncated pyramidal volume, covered with wooden staves.
A key element is garden design, acting like a sort of connection between the ground floor level and the roofing level, introducing to a very intreguing hanging garden.
Spaces are located on two levels: ground floor and roofing floor, connected by a shaped stair that follows the sloping run of the perimeter walls.
Inside the building there are a reception area, an exhibition space, some Internet points and a self-safe bank area.
“We think that this pavilion will be appreciated for its intriguing aspect and cozy roof: an ideal meeting point for those who arrive at Expo Main Street and want to give a glance down by looking around to the thousands of visitors faces” – claims Jacopo della Fontana, founder and CEO of D2U.