Video: Slovenian pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Published: 1.7.2011

Back to news

Video: Slovenian pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Slovenia’s presentation will take place in its pavilion of 800 m2, while the entire area of the Slovenian plot is 1,910 m2 and in an excellent position, since it is at the centre of activity at the crossroads of two main streets at the venue and very close to the Italian pavilion.

Video: Slovenian pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Slovenia’s presentation will take place in its pavilion of 800 m2, while the entire area of the Slovenian plot is 1,910 m2 and in an excellent position, since it is at the centre of activity at the crossroads of two main streets at the venue and very close to the Italian pavilion. The Slovenian pavilion is expected to be relocated to Slovenia after the exposition.

In accordance with the organiser`s recommendations and the contract that Slovenia signed for its participation, the pavilion will be made of natural materials, mainly wood and glass. Wood is a Slovenian strategic material, since woodland covers 60 per cent of the country. The country’s exceptional past connection with wood is also demonstrated by the oldest wooden wheel with an axle in the world, which was found there; it is 5,200 years old, making it older than the Egyptian pyramids or the Mayan civilisation in Mexico. Wood is one of the most important renewable energy sources and sustainable materials of the future in Slovenia; climate change and extreme weather conditions, including this year’s glaze ice, warn that mankind must redirect industry to become energy-efficient and eco-friendly, and reduce concentrations of greenhouse gases as quickly as possible. Compared with other building materials (concrete, steel), the manufacture of wooden elements requires significantly less energy and does not pollute the environment as much. The decomposition of wood following its use also puts less strain on the environment. Since wood products store CO2, they also contribute to reducing CO2 emissions.

Back to news

Contacts

Global public relations and Marketing
e-mail address: press(at)slovenia.info

Sign up for the Trade News

Be up to date about what’s happening in Slovenian tourism. By subscribing to our newsletter you will receive the latest trade news in the field of tourism and other current information on a monthly basis.

Share with friends

Add to favourites Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Vkontakte Recommend to a friend