We’ve gotten a peek at some of the other structures being built for the food-themed Milan Expo 2015, from a smog-gobbling facade for Italy to a veggie-growing restaurant for France. Now here’s the American pavilion, which is inspired by three signature food-related structures for the U.S.: A barn, a boardwalk, and—of course!—food trucks.
More and more we’re beginning to see similar trends in architecture and design; mixed use has a whole new meaning now with the increasingly common incorporation of agriculture and power production to any and every new building concept. A food center that produces (at least a large part of) both what it would sell to consumers and the electricity needed to operate shows promise of economic self-sustenance, and a big step towards sustainability. Keep up to date with other projects and exhibitions being planned for Expo Milano 2015, the upcoming edition of the fantastic World Expo being held in Milan, Italy. The theme for 2015 will be “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”