Expo 2015 Milan, Italy


William McDonough was a member of the EXPO 2015 Master Plan advisory committee and the firm participated with master plan advisors including Jacques Herzog of Herzog & DeMeuron, Stefano Boeri and Ricky Burdett. The theme of the expo was “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” The team developed a compelling concept appropriate to the theme: 30 meter wide strips of land allocated to each participating country, each fronting a central boulevard. The plots incorporated demonstrations related to food growing, production and preparation. Structures and pavilions were proposed to be demountable and constructed from safe materials designed to return to either biological or technical metabolisms.


Master Plan


Master Plan Submitted to BIE


William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect
Herzog & De Meuron, Conceptual Master Plan and Office Planning
Stefano Boeri Architetti
Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life
London School of Economics